With the recent announcement of the next release of Windows Phone, Microsoft has chosen Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processor to power the next generation of Windows Phone devices.
Just as the first generation of Windows Phone 7(WP7) devices that are built around specific hardware requirements, the next generation Windows Phone device will be powered by Qualcomm’s second generation Snapdragon mobile processors, exclusively.
In a joint statement to the media, Microsoft and Qualcomm said:
Microsoft and Qualcomm have been working together to optimize the Windows Phone Mango experience with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. As a result, customers can continue to expect an unmatched level of integration and collaboration between hardware, software and services on their Windows Phones.
Developers and consumers will benefit from these new features, such as an improved multimedia experience (graphics, video, audio) battery performance, and an unmatched level of integration and collaboration between hardware, software and services.
“Qualcomm has a long history of working closely with Microsoft and we continue to support the launches of new Windows Phones based on our Snapdragon processors. We are excited about this next Windows Phone Mango release that will leverage the synergy of our highly integrated second generation Snapdragon solution and Microsoft’s Windows Phone software,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president of Qualcomm.