Qualcomm and Google have tied up to build a RISC-V Snapdragon platform for Wear OS devices. The collaborated product will aim to power next-generation Wear OS smartwatches. Eventually, both firms began the development and ensured a robust software ecosystem for RISC-V would be available for commercial launches.
According to the information, Qualcomm plans to promote RISC-V-based wearable solutions across the globe. Thus, giant tech markets like the US will also fetch these dynamic products in the time ahead.
Speaking of the Qualcomm-Google Snapdragon RISC-V, it aims to encourage innovation by allowing any company to develop completely custom cores. Hence, more companies can enter the marketplace, which creates increased innovation and competition.
As an open-source instruction set architecture, RISC-V’s openness, flexibility, and scalability benefit the entire value chain – from silicon vendors to OEMs, end devices, and consumers. Here’s what the GM of Wear OS by Google – Bjorn Kilburn said:
“Qualcomm Technologies has been a pillar of the Wear OS ecosystem, providing high-performance, low-power systems for many of our OEM partners. We are excited to extend our work with Qualcomm Technologies and bring a RISC-V wearable solution to market.”