Qualcomm partners with Facebook to enhance performance of Home, Android app


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that they have been working with Facebook to enhance the freshly announced Facebook Home and Facebook for Android across all Snapdragon processors.

Qualcomm maintained that the optimization—which involved  system-level performance enhancements related to key Snapdragon processor technologies including GPU, CPU and 3G/4G modem—enables users to operate Home and Facebook on Android using lower power consumption and with enhanced data efficiency.

Cristiano Amon, the executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president of Qualcomm Mobile and Computing, commented, “Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased with our technology collaboration with Facebook.” Amon added, “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.”

“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,” stated the Vice President of Mobile & Corporate D evelopment for Facebook, Vaughan Smith.

Added Smith, “We are excited about our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and our ability to jointly improve consumers’ Facebook experiences.”