Qualcomm, one of the largest chip-making firms, revealed its plans for the year at CES, which included the company’s growing presence in upcoming tablets and car connectivity. The firm is betting big on future tablets with robust operating systems manufactured by leading tech firms like Nokia, Sony, Samsung and LG.
“Remember, we look at the market as a long game, so when we look at OSes and how they’re doing and how we’re progressing, we can be nothing but pleased with how we think that’s setting up long term,” stated Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm’s newly named CEO.
Besides its rival, Nvidia, by joining hands with big wigs of automobile industry along with Open Automobile Alliance, an auto-tech group, Qualcomm hopes to bring its expertise in the automobile industry through its Snapdragon 602a chip, which was recently announced.
“The next phase is the car is going to not only get connected to the internet, but it’s going to be connected to other cars, and it’s going to be doing a lot more sensing on what’s going on in the environment, and making decisions as to what it’s going to do. In order to do that, it needs to embrace technologies that are very similar to what you have in high-end smartphones,” added Qualcomm’s ex-COO.
The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Solutions is set to offer a combination of its Snapdragon 602a chip along with QTI’s 3G/LTE wireless modems with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The features are said to offer the users an easy access to check the vehicle’s tire pressure, browse web, stream videos and listen internet radio. The vehicle, theoretically, can access other information systems using gesture and facial recognition.