Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon Seamless platform, as part of the 2023 Qualcomm Summit. The platform aims to enable people to easily transfer files and connect accessories across multiple devices running on different operating systems (OS).
Explaining the move, Qualcomm quotes a Deloitte survey that revealed that an average US household owns approximately 21 devices. Qualcomm's platform seeks to address the potential issues arising from the lack of interoperability among devices, particularly those sourced from a variety of manufacturers.
Snapdragon Seamless to Future Qualcomm's Processors
In an effort to promote efficiency and enhance communication between devices, Qualcomm will incorporate the platform into its future processors. These include the newly unveiled Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile chip and the Snapdragon X Elite processor, which is designed expressly for Windows PCs. Beyond this, the platform will facilitate connections to audio and wearable devices.
Major Tech Firms Back Qualcomm's Initiative
Several major tech companies have pledged their support for the Snapdragon Seamless platform. Among those enlisted are Microsoft, Xiaomi, ASUS, Honor, Lenovo, OPPO, and Google with its Android OS. These firms will integrate the platform into their upcoming products, fostering interoperability and smooth functioning across diverse devices.
Apple, a significant player in the tech market, is not mentioned among companies supporting the Snapdragon Seamless platform. The incompatibility between iOS and Mac products and Qualcomm's platform suggests that the latter may not gain traction in products from the Cupertino-based company. Qualcomm anticipates that the first devices to feature the Snapdragon Seamless platform will hit the market by the end of 2023.