Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Extends Collaboration with Facebook to Enhance
Performance of Facebook Home and Facebook for Android on All Qualcomm
— Improved Performance, Battery Life and Network Efficiency —
SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2013
SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated
(NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc., has been working with Facebook to optimize Facebook Home
and Facebook for Android across all Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processors. These
Facebook Home optimizations are designed to enable better overall performance,
lower power consumption and improved data efficiency for consumers using
Facebook Home and Facebook for Android.
"Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased with our technology collaboration with
Facebook," said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc. and co-president of Qualcomm Mobile and Computing.
"Together, we are enabling existing and future Snapdragon-enabled mobile
device owners to have the highest quality Facebook experience possible for
their smartphone or tablet."
Qualcomm Technologies' technical collaboration with Facebook involved
systems-level performance enhancements related to key Snapdragon processor
technologies including GPU, CPU and 3G/4G modem. The end result is a
performance optimized solution that delivers a great Facebook experience while
minimizing power and improving data efficiency.
"By working with Qualcomm Technologies, a leader in the mobile industry, we
are able to offer Facebook Home and Facebook for Android utilizing the
capabilities of the Snapdragon platforms that power a large portion of
commercial 3G/4G devices," said Vaughan Smith, vice president of mobile &
corporate development for Facebook. "We are excited about our collaboration
with Qualcomm Technologies and our ability to jointly improve consumers'
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uncertainties, including the ability to successfully design and have
manufactured significant quantities of components on a timely and profitable
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Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
SOURCE Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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