Rating: Gets all defensive about support for Android
Obviously responding to perceived criticism, Qualcomm has decided to re-affirm its support for the whole gamut of mobile OS including Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Linux-based platforms. GoMo News suspects this has something to do with Android.The press blurb says, “Qualcomm has been involved with the development of the Android operating system and its technology can currently be found in nearly every Android handset that has been announced to date.” So, nerr.
The company also adds that,”Qualcomm chipsets also support full Flash Player 10.1, with work being done with Adobe to optimize performance, further enhancing the user experience for users of Windows phones and Android phones with Qualcomm technology.”
In the mobile world the lack of support for Adobe Flash has been something of a bugbear – making web/HTML site browsing something of a hit and miss affair.
Qualcomm then goes onto name which Android handsets its chipsets can be found inside. The list includes: – Sony Ericsson Xperia X10; T-mobile G1 (HTC Dream); HTC Magic; T-mobile G2 (HTC Hero);HTC Tattoo; T-mobile Pulse and Motorola Dext
Not to be outdone, the handset chip vensor also adds that, “Qualcomm chips are in nearly every Windows phone announced to date.”
Okay. We believe you. Qualcomm is definitely not taking sides in the mobile OS battles.