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Qualcomm launches chip for next-gen Android smartwatches

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Global chipset-maker has launched a new processor for next generation smartwatches, with extended battery life, ultra-low power system architecture and enhanced always-on display.

The announcement was made at an event where the company also announced its first "SDW3100" customers -- Fossil Group, Louis Vuitton, and

Called the Snapdragon "Wear 3100" (SDW3011), the offers the "utility of an analogue watch with the flexibility of a "

"The 'SDW3100' architecture is designed to combine the beauty of a fashion watch with the power of a smartwatch, the battery life of a sports watch with the richness of a smartwatch, and the utility of an analog watch with the flexibility of a -- so consumers enjoy the best of all worlds," the company wrote in a blog post late on Monday.

"By using a hierarchical approach with the high performance A7 processors, the highly efficient integrated (DSP) and the new ultra-low power co-processor, we look to fundamentally look to re-imagine the experience while supporting extended battery life," the firm added.

The chip-maker has adopted a number of low-power techniques to support extended battery life in areas such as GPS, clock updates, sensors processing, and voice queries and playback.

Smartwatches with the new are expected to begin rolling out in the fourth quarter of this year, the company added.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 18:06 IST