Qualcomm Adding Gesture Tech to SnapDragon Chips
Qualcomm today announced that it has acquired gesture recognition technology and engineering resources from GestureTek. GestureTek develops gesture recognition products and services for mobile devices, entertainment facilities, healthcare systems, retail locations, and public and private venues. Qualcomm said that GestureTek's technology will be added to its next-generation SnapDragon mobile processors. This will give handset makers and application developers the opportunity to include gesture-based actions and features in their products. GestureTek will retain the assets to a number of its other businesses, and terms of the sale to Qualcomm were not disclosed.
Qualcomm to Add Malware Detection to Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm today said the Snapdragon 820 processor will contain new anti-malware tools to protect smartphone users from threats. Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect can provide "real-time, on-device machine learning" to detect zero-day malware before it wreaks havoc on smartphone owners.
Microsoft and Qualcomm to Bring Windows 10 to ARM-Based Snapdragon Processors
Microsoft and Qualcomm plan to make Windows 10 run on Qualcomm's next-generation, ARM-based Snapdragon processors. The idea is to enable full PC functionality on cellular-connected devices of varying form factors.
Qualcomm Renames 600 Series Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm has changed the names of two 600 series Snapdragon processors. Specifically, the Snapdragon 620 and Snapdragon 618 will now be called the Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650.
Qualcomm Brings Machine Learning to Snapdragon 820
Smartphones powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor are about to get a boost in intelligence. Qualcomm today introduced the Neural Processing Engine SDK for Snapdragon 820, which will allow smartphone makers to add their own machine learning programs to devices with the 820 aboard.
Qualcomm to Add NXP Secure Element to Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm today announced that it will use technology from NXP to help bring NFC-based mobile payments across more phone makers. Specifically, Qualcomm plans to add NFC and embedded secure elements *(eSE) across its Snapdragon 800, 600, 400, and 200 series processors.