We already knew Qualcomm was one of the “involved” partners in yesterday’s Android Wear announcement, which is a new Android-based platform by Google that will debut for smart watches. We didn’t know the extent of their involvement, though (after all, they do currently sell a smart watch of their own), nor were we sure if they’d be looking to bring the Snapdragon line of chipsets to these new devices.
Thankfully they have cleared a bit of that up, with the chipset vendor stating their intentions to provide Snapdragon-based chipsets for some of these devices. Unfortunately we’re not sure which devices they’ll be powering (so far we know of the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch), nor do we know which exact chipsets will be used.
We imagine Qualcomm won’t be trying to stuff a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 into any of these things, but a Snapdragon 200 or 400-based chipset could be in order. Nothing’s certain until details are made official, though, so we’ll just have to wait until more details about yesterday’s announcements begin trickling out.
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