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Qualcomm Acknowledges That Snapdragon Processors Will Power New Android Wear Products

Earlier this morning, Google announced that it had already been working with a handful of OEMs and chip makers on its new Android Wear platform. The list featured names like Motorola and LG, both of which have already announced products that will be available later this year. There were other big names included as well, though, like HTC, Samsung, Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek, and Qualcomm.

We have yet to hear from all of these other players individually, but Qualcomm did drop a quick note this afternoon to confirm that “a number” of new Android Wear-based devices will run their Snapdragon processors. As you can imagine, they didn’t specify the names of the OEM customers, but you can probably guess after looking at the original list of names again.

We’re excited to share that we’ve been working behind the scenes with Google, and our OEM customers, to enable the development of a number of Android Wear-based devices that will be powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors.

No mention of Mirasol was included, and that has me a little disappointed. As you know, Mirasol is Qualcomm’s display tech that is featured in the Toq smartwatch. It sips power, gets clearer in brighter light, and can remain on for days without the device needing a recharge. In my review, I called the Toq my favorite smartwatch of the moment, in large part because of the display.

As we hear more from the rest of the names on the list, we’ll be sure to pass the info along.

Via:  Qualcomm
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  • CoCoCalypso

    August has a Monday, the 11th… Any takers?

  • needa

    when i look at the display of the 360… i see mirasol. i dunno for sure. but mirasol has a ‘look’ to it and these watches have that ‘look’.

  • Nick V

    Qualcomm needs to open up their core that allows users the ability use the use their watch without having to do anything with their devices (ala Moto X)

  • Simon Belmont

    It’d be cool if the SoC from Qualcom being used has a low-power language core. You’d be able to “OK, Google” without even looking at your watch.

    Google needs to get the ball with more conversational response, though. Something I’m sure we’ll see soon.

  • HairyLongProng

    will microsoft allow Office…..sorry…but I believe the time for a fail concept to step forward……why a watch…you can reach for your phone and save the $$$…I’m waiting for the android cufflinks …

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      The hell is up with all the dots?

      • Simon Belmont

        Okay. Let me redo this post because I put a “bad” word in reference to HairLongProng’s avatar in the last one.

        It’s an anus. There I said it with class.

        • HairyLongProng

          You wouldn’t know Goldie Hawn’s belly button if you saw it….

          • Simon Belmont

            Well. Your avatar sure fits your attitude.

            Carry on, mate. Cheers.

      • HairyLongProng

        the dots give expression and help slow people like yourself comprehend……….your welcome……….

  • WestFiasco

    I’m really looking forward to these devices hitting the market. I honestly wasn’t too interested in smartwatches before android wear. Good job Google.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Kellen you seem to love Marisol but those viewing angles on the Toq looked pretty terrible in the video review. How is it in reality?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Yes! Let it Burn Nvidia…. Let it Burn slow.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Snapdragons on watches?

    Ehhh. Thats too much. This is an accessory and nothing more. I rather stick with the 360’s simple approach.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Ummm… You know it needs a processor right.

      • Nexoduss

        And most likely has one of the snapdragons in it haha

    • brkshr

      You want a fluid interface, transitions, good voice recognition and low power use right? Well Qualcomm is the go to SoC for those things.

    • jamaall

      Its not like its gonna use a snapdragon 800… They have low powered SoCs down to 1Ghz. Maybe they’ll even make a custom SoC for smart watches?

  • Kevin

    You want an S800 on a watch? Don’t complain about the price tag then.

    • silver_arrow

      Why says it has to be an S800…

      • Kevin

        You said you wanted an S800 not me.

      • Nexoduss

        Why says we needed grammar class

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      800 wouldn’t make sense in a watch unless it was a heavily modified version. They do have other procs

  • silver_arrow

    Now lets get those ultra lower power always on listening cores from the Snapdragon 800 into these.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      They have those for the 800? I know the X was based off of the 600…Hopefully they can pull it off with the 800 too.

    • The Narrator

      Gotta make sure it runs Battlefield 4 on Ultra.