Samsung is a long-standing customer of Qualcomm, with the relationship extending Qualcomm-powered versions of Samsung’s flagship smartphones. Qualcomm said the patent deal is
Qualcomm and Google have announced a new collaboration to support the development of a variety of connected devices aimed at both consumer and industrial applications. The collaboration itself will focus on combining Google’s Android operating system with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, which if successful, could give the internet giant a much more significant role in the burgeoning IoT arena. Google has been relatively quiet in the IoT space to-date, though linking the OS’ market penetration with its public cloud business unit could create a powerful player in the segment.