Android™

From creating the very first commercial Android handset, to working closely with Google in the development and deployment of the platform, Qualcomm and Android have become almost synonymous with one another. Today, the majority of Android devices run on Qualcomm chipsets and we have the tools, resources, and expertise to help take your Android development to the next level.

Optimizing your Android app for Snapdragon™ processors empowers you to ignite its full potential so that you can launch a jaw-dropping app in Google Play (Android Market).

Opportunities with Android

3G & 4G Connectivity (Gobi™)
Tap into the location functionality within Gobi to include services such as driving directions, asset tracking, anti-theft, and enhanced commerce within your mobile app.

Augmented Reality (Vuforia™)
Build your vision with the Vuforia platform. Access powerful tools to create sophisticated augmented reality apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Computer Vision (FastCV™)
FastCV is a mobile-optimized computer vision (CV) library that allows developers of sophisticated CV apps and CV middleware developers access to the most frequently used vision processing functions.

Context Aware (Gimbal™)
Gimbal makes apps more relevant, personal, and useful through the user’s context and profile. It is low power and has comprehensive privacy controls.

Mobile Gaming & Graphics (Adreno™)
You can rely on Adreno GPUs, tools, and resources to easily develop market-leading mobile 3D games and apps.

Multimedia Optimization
Save precious CPU cycles and improve overall multimedia performance with Qualcomm's multimedia optimization capabilities and tools.

Peer-to-Peer (AllJoyn™)
Create unique apps and services by including the ability for devices to connect via ad-hoc, peer networks using our AllJoyn™ P2P technology. Nearby devices can communicate directly with one another over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth without the need to connect to cellular networks.

Smart TV
Smart TV and set-top box applications are designed to allow developers to take current mobile Android applications to larger and additional screens to redefine the experience consumers have with their TV.

Smartwatch (Toq SDK)
The Qualcomm Toq SDK allows developers to enable interaction and communication between Android apps and the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch.

Snapdragon SDK for Android
Develop using a collection of extensions to the Android SDK enabling access to features of Snapdragon processors via APIs like never before.

Wireless Health (2net™)
Developing wireless health applications with the 2net™ Connect App SDK enables mobile developers to monetize biometric sensor data from the 2net™ platform.

Get Noticed

Share Your App with Qualcomm
Have a game-changing Android app? Share it with us for a chance to have it featured in the QDN showcase and get on the radar of manufacturers and operators across the industry.

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