#Qualcomm has just released the Snapdragon Wear 2100 wearable meant specifically for #AndroidWear smartwatches. Android Wear OEMs currently use the company’s Snapdragon 400 or 410 SoCs. But having a dedicated mobile chip meant specifically for smartwatches will be welcome news for the manufacturers.
Snapdragon Wear 2100 is about 30% smaller compared to whatever was used previously and is also said to be about 25% more efficient. Given that battery life is one of the primary concerns for smartwatch wearers, this news is music to our ears. The chip will be offered in connected and tethered models, with the former packing an LTE chip underneath and the latter coming with Bluetooth and WiFi chips for pairing with smartphones.
While the company claims that Snapdragon Wear 2100 has already been deployed to the manufacturers, we don’t have a precise timeline on when it will be available on smartwatches. We expect a majority of the 2016 Android Wear smartwatches to pack the said chipset though.
Via: Mobile Syrup