Qualcomm and BlackBerry told about their new partnership, which will concern the automotive industry. To date, digital technology is increasingly used in cars. And it is therefore not surprising that technology companies that have something that can be used in transport are focusing their efforts on improving their technologies, including joint ones.
Qualcomm Technologies and BlackBerry announced their new strategic cooperation in working together on development and production of the newest automobile platforms for a new generation of vehicles. Under this agreement, both companies will work on optimizing a number of Qualcomm hardware platforms in conjunction with the BlackBerry QNX software for various applications. In more detail, a new report was considered by Mihai Matei on the pages of the resource androidheadlines.com in the context of additional details considered by the resources zdnet.com and cnet.com .
Two technological giants also agreed to optimize the BlackBerry OTA software and Secure Credential Management Services (SCM) for use with some Qualcomm Snapdragon modems to ensure high performance of the car platforms in a way that saves time and reduces costs. 19659003] QNX shows I have a Unix-like operating system, first introduced in the early 1980s, Quantum Software System. This operating system was eventually acquired by BlackBerry RIM in 2010. Later it was used by the Canadian vendor of mobile devices to create the BlackBerry Tablet OS operating system for the PlayBook tablet. It was the QNX plaformom that was the basis of the mobile BlackBerry 10 software, which was used in the phones of the Canadian vendor. And it is for her to perhaps find a new application in the automotive industry in conjunction with Qualcomm's modems and wireless technologies.
Although the platform in question is no longer used by the Canadian company in mobile devices, QNX continues to find use in the automotive industry, and also in other spheres. The most recent version of this operating system today is the QNX SDP 7.0 (Software Development Platform), released in January 2017, featuring support for C ++ 14 and ARM, and 32-bit and 64-bit platforms for Intel.
Part The new agreement between Qualcomm and BlackBerry is also the fact that two companies known to every high-tech connoisseur will work to optimize the technologies being developed by Qualcomm for their application with QNX software. The end result of the joint work of technology companies can be the use of this combination for various applications in the automotive industry.
As unmanned vehicles begin to develop, industry leaders have a lot of work to do in various areas to create safe and productive technologies for next-generation transport. It should be noted that this well-known chip maker is not the first time to start work on the future of unmanned vehicles in partnership with another technological giant. Indeed, earlier this year a similar partnership between Qualcomm and LG Electronics was also announced and it is likely that in the future there will be reports of many similar initiatives under consideration.
The agreement between the companies is not exclusive. QNX for BlackBerry remains the backbone of its software and the Internet's strategy of things. The importance of this software only increased when the company's priorities shifted from hardware to software. The platform allows developers to create applications for cars.
It should be noted that Qualcomm and BlackBerry have been partners for more than a decade. Primarily, the cooperation of these well-known technology companies was expressed in the use of BlackBerry by chipsets from Qualcomm in their mobile devices. When in June this year, BlackBerry introduced its QNX Hypervisor 2.0, Qualcomm decided to use the system in some of its developments, including the car platform Snapdragon 820A. Thus, we are talking about further expansion of cooperation between companies.
To date, the automotive sector is one of the most significant for technology companies. For the BlackBerry, its interest in the automotive industry is an important part of the transformation strategy of the company and the efforts of the company's CEO John Chen to switch from creating consumer-oriented products to sales "business-to-business".