MWC or Mobile World Conference It is one of the largest (if not the largest) meeting point in the entire "world" of technology. From smartphone manufacturers to manufacturers of processors, accessories, covers, etc. Now, before MWC starts, Qualcomm now introduces several new technologies. It's time to learn all about Qualcomm's new artificial intelligence engine.
Here is a new technology for sharing audio via Bluetooth across devices for Snapdragon processors. A new artificial intelligence (AI) engine / platform, a new virtual reality device / glasses, and even Always Connected computers. Here's what you need to know to keep up with the latest news.
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Starting with the simplest product, we have the Always Connected computers. These are machines that use the Snapdragon 835/845 processor and were born in partnership with Microsoft. As such, your operating system is Windows 10. They can run x86 programs on ARM. However, there are some limitations.
The video at the end of this article illustrates its key strengths such as 4G LTE (Gigabit) connectivity. The almost instant wake up when the PC is idle and the background downloads. The video also stresses the battery covers to endure a day of intense use.
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Note that as early as December Qualcomm had introduced these Always Connected computers. It was one of the highlights of the last Qualcomm conference last month of 2017. They will integrate ASUS, Lenovo and even HP computers. In UK are not available. They will be in Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, among others.
Headset will serve as an example for the industry
It is not a consumer product (at least not yet). It is a device that serves as a reference and demonstrative platform for the capabilities of the Snapdragon processor. It will serve as a benchmark and inspiration for products from other brands such as Google or Facebook Oculus.
In addition to its new Qualcomm artificial intelligence engine, here are new glasses equipped with the Adreno 630 graphics and Snapdragon 845 processor. They would also be presented at the branding conference last December. This device is already aware of its surroundings. It has all the sensors necessary for accurate mapping, simultaneous location, among others.
Qualcomm's new artificial intelligence engine
This new Qualcomm artificial intelligence engine or Artificial Intelligence Engine as its brand calls it is a powerful combination of software and hardware. It will be present on a variety of mobile platforms such as the Snapdragon 845, 835, 820, and the mid-range Snapdragon 660.
As Qualcomm itself tells us in a statement, one of the components of its artificial intelligence engine is the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE). This is a processing grid (framework) designed to make it easier for developers who choose a processor from this manufacturer. To this end the brand will also make available various tools so that programmers can make the most of this artificial intelligence engine.
OnePlus, Xiaomi and Motorola have already shown interest in this Qualcomm artificial intelligence engine.
What's more, Qualcomm's artificial intelligence engine will support multiple learning and intelligence platforms. From the Google engine, Tensorflow and Facebook's Caffe and Caffe 2. Even the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX). It will also serve as a bridge to Android Neural Networks that would be presented with Android Oreo.
According to Qualcomm itself, several brands have already shown interest in this artificial intelligence engine. From Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO, Motorola, ASUS, ZTE, Nubia, among others. All of them will optimize their applications so that they can also take advantage of these new tools presented by Qualcomm. In addition to hardware manufacturers, software companies will also be able to take advantage of Qualcomm's added value.
Qualcomm news will also be announced at MWC
The list of news is not over here and we even have a technology note called Broadcast Audio. This allows smartphones, tablets and computers using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to be able to send audio to multiple devices. Yes, a single source may send the stream for multiple devices with "near" perfect sync in your own words.
Some of the other benefits also include the simplicity of pairing with other Bluetooth devices. Also the quality of the encrypted signal should be improved as well as enhanced security. These improvements will also be felt in the audio systems used in cars and the automotive industry.
By 2018 we will see virtually every new high-end Android using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Such is its popularity and quality that if they do not use a SoC from this manufacturer they will be looked upon with suspicion. Moreover, the presence of this new artificial intelligence engine will be common in our next smartphones.