BSQUARE serves up mobile development platform for next-gen Snapdragon chipset

New MDP ready to go

BSQUARE serves up mobile development platform for next-gen Snapdragon chipset
Following on from delivering the same package for Qualcomm's MSM8655 chipset, BSQUARE has launched the official mobile development platform (MDP) for the dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon processor.

The new MDP has been designed to allow both developers and manufacturers alike to develop, test and optimise apps that make the best possible use of the processor, which runs speeds of up to 1.5 GHz.

Time is of the essence

The main benefit according to BSQUARE, however, is that MDP acts as a time saver, allowing developers to get their Android apps to market in quick time.

As such, BSQUARE has also integrated its own professional services into the platform, including its TestQuest test automation solutions.

"The need to accelerate development of high-quality Android applications continues to grow along with the size of the Android market," said VP of products at BSQUARE John Traynor.

"The MSM8660-based Snapdragon MDP, with a dual core CPU and Adreno 220 GPU, is one of the fastest development devices currently on the mobile market.

"When combined with BSQUARE support and services, the MSM8660-based Snapdragon MDP, along with the MSM8655-based Snapdragon MDP, will be key drivers in helping to accelerate the development of innovative applications."

Powerful partnership

The MDP unit itself comes with a 3.61" WVGA responsive multi-touch touch screen display, 13MP camera at the rear and a 1MP front camera, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage memory.

"We are thrilled to work on the next generation of the Snapdragon MDP with BSQUARE," added senior director of business development for Qualcomm, Tia Cassett.

"The combination of a powerful developer device in the MSM8660-based Snapdragon MDP and support and services from BSQUARE means faster time to market for Android developers."

Developers can pick up the new MDP from BSQUARE's website.

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