Qualcomm has announced that it will add support for the Android Things OS on its Snapdragon 210 processors with X5 LTE modems. Announced in December 2016, Android Things is an IoT platform.
The Snapdragon 210 processors will offer integrated 4G LTE support for this Android Things. Moreover, the SoC running Android Things OS will also allow manufactures and developers to leverage Google Cloud Platform and Google services over 4G LTE in their IoT solutions. It will also add support for Google Cast for Audio. Qualcomm said it plans to extend support of Android Things OS on a variant of its Qualcomm Smart Home Reference Platform.
Jeffery Torrance, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc said,
We are very pleased to add support for Android Things OS on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 210 processor and bring these exciting new development options to our IoT customers. Integrated 4G LTE, a first for Android Things, combined with our other wireless technologies, brings comprehensive connectivity and capabilities to the Google Cloud Platform. Developers are now able to create cost-effective, innovative connected devices and applications for both consumer and industrial IoT segments, which will help accelerate and expand the development of the overall IoT ecosystem.
Support for Android Things on Snapdragon 210 processors is expectedto be available later this year.