Qualcomm launches open source mobile subsidiary

Focuses on optimising open source software with Qualcomm hardware

Qualcomm launches open source mobile subsidiary
The next generation of connected smartphones is being spearheaded by system-on-a-chip power processors from companies such as Qualcomm and NVIDIA, which are both producing advanced, low powered chipsets designed specifically for pocket computing.

Evidently Qualcomm understands that hardware is only part of this next gen solution, and has launched  are open source mobile subsidiary called Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) to focus on optimising a host of mobile platforms to its new hardware ranges.

"Open source and community-driven software development is becoming increasingly important to the wireless industry," says Rob Chandhok, president of the new QuIC, "and QuIC is committed to meaningful participation in these development efforts. To fulfill this commitment and to provide focus to this effort, Qualcomm has transferred experienced software engineers to QuIC."

These engineers will focus on optimising important open source initiatives such as Linux and Webkit, and on open source operating systems like as Symbian, Android and Chrome for systems such as Snapdragon to help them realise the advanced services these high-powered devices will require.

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