Qualcomm Joins Hands With Cyanogen to Give a Push to Snapdragon-Run Devices
At the Mobile World Congress 2015, Qualcomm Technologies and Cyanogen announced a new surprise collaboration. The two renowned companies are joining hands with each other to facilitate users with more improved features on the unique user interface of Cyanogen OS.
Chipset maker, Qualcomm will work in close coordination with Cyanogen to include features and UI enhancements on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in the 200, 400 and 600 series. The software maker will make available all its unique features to the Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) program.
The CEO of Cyanogen Inc. Kirt McMaster announced about the collaboration –
We’re delighted to collaborate with Qualcomm on their QRD program. We’re addressing the needs of device makers in developed and developing markets looking for a truly differentiated software experience that matter to consumers.
Jason Bremner, SVP of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies further elaborated saying that they have chosen to work with Cyanogen because of their deep Android expertise and innovative approach to enhancing smartphone software.
Through the QRD program, the company aims to boost the production of low-cost smartphones. Qualcomm’s Reference Design program helps unrecognized companies to choose smartphone templates and launch them under their brand. Cyanogen’s Android version will replace Qualcomm’s own builds on devices embedded with a Snapdragon 200, 400 or 600 processor.
Through this deal, Qualcomm will be able to revamp its devices running on Snapdragon and Cyanogen and can widen its user base, which is now restricted to limited devices. Cyanogen is the true Android experience for people who prefer to tinker with the user experience. Qualcomm’s active support will help boost the reach of this amazing user interface to a broader user base.