One of the well-recognized chipset makers, Qualcomm, is indirectly making it simpler for Google to resolve its problem of slow adoption rate for Android. The processor-manufacturing company is doing this by making 3 of its mobile chips equipped to support Android P. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 636, and Snapdragon 845 are the ones that completely support Android P and aim to make it simpler for OEMs to use the latest OS version rapidly in handsets operating on these processors.
“This joint effort deals with OS acceptance by offering devices (presently fueled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 845, and Snapdragon 636) with early authorization to the latest Android P,” claims director at Qualcomm for Android Product Management, in Mike Genewich, to the media in an interview. “Via our reinforced relation, Qualcomm Technologies and Google are set to extend the scope for Android and make it simpler for OEMs to roll out handsets operating on Snapdragon mobile platforms,” he claims further.
Vice president at Google for engineering, Dave Burke, also repeated the same thoughts by stating, “We are eager to work jointly with Qualcomm Technologies for Snapdragon on a smooth implementation of Android P. Hence, device makers can launch the latest Android handsets to consumers and developers more rapidly.”
It is worth mentioning that the some of the handsets that operate on these chips comprise LG G7 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S9 series, Sony Xperia XZ2 series, Asus Zenfone 5Z, Nokia 7 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and others. So expect these smartphones (and other supported gadgets) to receive Android P update a bit sooner than others.
On a related note, Qualcomm is also operating on a new series of chips made particularly for WearOS devices by Google. The news was verified by Qualcomm’s wearables director, Pankaj Kedia, to the media. The new processor by Qualcomm, together with a flagship device, will be launching this fall.