Leading mobile technology company, Qualcomm, has recently announced their upcoming plans for the country this year as well as their collaboration with Mozilla for the Firefox OS.
According to Qualcomm, the company is expecting two things to happen in the Philippines. The first one is the gradual increase of smartphone capabilities, while the second one is the launch of LTE devices as data consumption grows in the country. “Qualcomm will work closely with local companies to bring to the Philippines a significant variety of local brand smartphones that are highly functional and affordable,” says Mantosh Malhotra, Senior Director for Business Development, Qualcomm Philippines.
As for the Qualcomm-Mozilla collaboration, Qualcomm will continue to work with Mozilla to help Firefox OS work seamlessly on Snapdragon processors. “Qualcomm is excited to play a key role in this initiative to support the availability of 3G smartphones while collaborating on the evolution of mobile services and applications for HTML5,” said Malhotra.
These plans would certainly help Qualcomm utilize its new set of processors, particularly the Snapdragon 400 and 200 which are aimed at mid-tier and entry level smartphone segments.