At the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm has unveiled Snapdragon Seamless, which is a cross-platform technology that allows Android, Windows and Snapdragon devices using other operating systems to discover each other and share information to work as one integrated system.
The new feature will help reduce consumer choice and create lock-in where consumers feel stuck with one manufacturer so their devices can work together. With Snapdragon Seamless, device manufacturers and OS partners can enhance and extend their multi-device experiences.
- Mice and keyboards can work seamlessly across PCs, phones and tablets
- Files and windows can be dragged and dropped across different types of devices
- Earbuds can switch intelligently based on the priority of an audio source
- XR can extend the abilities of smartphones
“Snapdragon Seamless fundamentally breaks down the barriers between OEMs, devices and operating systems. It’s the only cross-device system to truly put the user first,” said Dino Bekis, VP and GM, wearables and mixed signal solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Snapdragon Seamless is incorporated into the company’s mobile platforms, including their newest premium mobile platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; newest premium PC platform, Snapdragon X Elite, as well as wearable and hearable platforms. Snapdragon Seamless will extend to XR, Auto and IoT platforms in the future. Xiaomi, Honor, Lenovo, Microsoft and OPPO, among others, are all collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to enable multi-device experiences using Snapdragon Seamless for global device platforms – starting as early as this year.