Qualcomm announces Snapdragon SDK for Android

Qualcomm will be releasing a software development kit for developers looking to support its Snapdragon processor line. Qualcomm has packed the SDK with a set of APIs for the Snapdragon S4 8960 processor and the company says it will be expanding the SDK’s support to more of the Snapdragon line over time.

The SDK includes tools that will help developers to add facial processing, surround sound, low-power geofencing, and more sensor gestures to their projects. A developer preview of the SDK is currently available until the final version is released sometime in the following months. 

It should be noted that Qualcomm already offers development hardware and HTML5 APIs, however by releasing an SDK, Qualcomm is allowing developers to embrace its hardware a lot easier with features that simply were not available previously. The development kit announcement suggests that it’s also Qualcomm’s answer to Nvidia's Tegra Zone SDK for Tegra-powered devices.

Source: Qualcomm (PRNewswire)

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