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Android
Brew MP
Windows Phone

Regardless of the Application Platform, We Push the Silicon Envelope.

Qualcomm is dedicated to bringing advanced smartphone functionality and performance to all wireless device users. We couple our technology-leading silicon and software system packages with strong customer support and technology relationships to reduce product development cycles and increase product reliability in all market tiers.

To that end, we’ve worked with Microsoft to enable a new generation of multimedia and data-centric Windows® Phone 7 series smartphones based on Qualcomm’s chipsets. These slim handsets will foster greater productivity, with features such as extended battery life when connecting to the corporate Exchange Server and fast multimedia for when the end-user is relaxing away from the office.

Qualcomm also is collaborating with Google. As one of the founding members of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA)™ Qualcomm, along with other members of OHA, are working together to develop and deploy Android, an open-source, commercial-grade, mobile application platform for 3G networks. Building on the core Linux operating system, Android allows manufacturers and developers to create always-connected consumer mobile devices that boast rich, customizable functionality.

Qualcomm is working closely with HP to deliver a best-in-class mobile experience on their webOS platform. The combination of webOS and Qualcomm’s high performance chipsets allows HP to deliver a full web and multimedia experience in sleek smartphone and tablet designs, meeting consumer demand to stay connected to the information and content that’s most important to them.

Finally, we remain committed to our own Brew® MP which enables high-level OS functionality to handsets and devices across the full spectrum of handsets and devices. Utilizing the fast 3G data connectivity enabled by Qualcomm, developers, manufacturers and operators alike can offer new media-rich services and build new revenue streams, while reducing operating expenses and time to market.

Regardless of the application platform, we push the silicon envelope to extend the capabilities of a handset beyond basic voice support. Our silicon and software system solutions feature fully integrated multimedia—from streaming video to gaming to location mapping and more—all on the same device.

Android

Qualcomm, along with other members of OHA™, are working together to develop and deploy Android.

Brew MP

Millions of mass-market mobile devices. And the heavy lifting handled by Brew.

Our Technology Integration Helps to Bring Smartphone Attributes to Feature Phones.

  • Providing system-level solutions to development teams.

    We provide a system-level solution that includes enabling software and silicon for each of the OS application platforms we support. We offer a full Board Support Package (BSP) and integrated hardware acceleration for the OS’s multimedia framework. In addition, all modem and GPS features are pre-integrated into the application platform’s telephony, data networking, and U-SIM middleware.
  • Quality built in from the beginning.

    By pre-testing Qualcomm’s software to standards such as GCF, CDG, and LTK, OEMs can quickly introduce devices with more functions, and operators can promote revenue-generating services with less development work and higher customer satisfaction.
  • Less really is more.

    Our technology integration helps to bring smartphone attributes to feature phones with lower price points and mass-market appeal. Qualcomm provides greater voice, data, multimedia, graphics, and GPS functionality in a smaller form factor, with better system-level concurrency and extended battery life. Support for advanced OS application platforms allows third-party developers to develop new and innovative applications, thus creating new revenue streams for handset manufacturers, carriers, and developers alike.

Create Always-connected Consumer Mobile Devices.

Android

Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Android offers a full stack: an operating system, middleware, and key mobile applications. It also contains a rich set of APIs that allows third-party developers to develop great applications.

Roll Out Your Apps to More Consumers.

Brew MP

Millions of mass-market mobile devices. And the heavy lifting handled by Brew.

A New Generation of Multimedia and Data-centric Windows Phone Smartphones.

Windows Phone

Go Windows go. It's like your PC just grew legs. The cast of Windows characters you already know—Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Outlook—on your phone, in your pocket. Take the web, your work, and your friends with you wherever you go.

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