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Qualcomm Aims To Focus Big On Tablets And Web-Integrated Vehicles This Year

January 7, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz


Qualcomm’s CEO shared his hopefulness for the development of certain avenues in the tech world at the Qualcomm press event at this year’s CES. Steve Mollenkopf believes that there will plenty of room for advancements and improvement from companies such as Sony, and LG among others will be able to make a comeback in the tablet market. Mobile operating systems are becoming more advanced all the time, and as they improve we see more features that offer a richer experience to their users. This is where Steve Mollenkopf believes the opportunity will stem from.

Qualcomm believes that not only they will have an opportunity to prosper off of the comebacks in the tablet department by smartphone manufacturers, but that carriers will be able to rake in some dough as well, by starting to offer more options for subscriptions like tablet and smartphone bundles. (Because some carriers haven’t tried this already right?) Qualcomm has already started to cash in themselves as tablets have become more popular over the last year or so, mentioning two of the most popular tablets out there, the Kindle Fire HDX and the 2013 Nexus 7, which are both powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipsets. Steven had this to say at the press event regarding his beliefs on how they will move forward with their endeavors in 2014:

“Remember, we look at the market as a long game, so when we look at OSes and how they’re doing and how we’re progressing, we can be nothing but pleased with how we think that’s setting up long term,”

Aside from continuing to put their focus on tablets this year, Qualcomm has also put forth efforts on releasing their own Wearable, The TOQ, a smartwatch that connects to your device (Currently lowered to the Price of $299 as a CES Promo) just like the many other various offerings from other companies. They also seek to get their technology integrated into cars, as web connected vehicles begin to rise in popularity, although this particular venture make take a little more time as this is something that is just starting out. Even though they are not part of the Open Auto Alliance announced by Google, (However NVIDIA is) they are confident they will see their some of their chipsets powering the technology of the connected cars of the future in due time. They have already announced a chip that they plan to take charge with in this particular field, which is the Snapdragon 602a. Do you prefer Qualcomm over other chip makers? Let us know what you think about Qualcomm and their efforts in Wearables , connected cars, and Tablets in the comments.