A preview release version of the SDK is available for developers to download from Qualcomm’s developer website
, with the full SDK becoming available within the coming months.
“The most powerful applications in mobile are those that are tightly integrated with the underlying hardware,” said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm internet services and the company’s senior vice president for software strategy.
“Qualcomm is always striving to enable developers and device makers to differentiate their offerings via the unique capabilities found in its industry-leading Snapdragon mobile processors. With the Snapdragon SDK for Android, developers and manufacturers can now more easily utilise these features as they work to set their products apart in a crowded ecosystem.”
In related news, Microsoft recently previewed
the forthcoming release of its smartphone platform, Windows Phone 8 (WP8). Qualcomm has confirmed that it will supply the Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core chipset (up to 1.7 GHz per core) for the initial Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones