After announcing a version of its Snapdragon 800 processor for home theater (Snapdragon 802) and for next generation flagship smartphones (Snapdragon 805), Qualcomm decided to reveal another chip designed for the entertainment in cars to the world. During the week of CES 2014, Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon 602A, a chip aimed at the automotive market that seeks to improve the entertainment system for cars. The chip carries a Krait quad-core processor, Adreno 320 GPU.
The Snapdragon 602A has many similarities with the Snapdragon 600 chip, made for mobile devices, but features greater durability and other necessary particulars so that it can be used in vehicles.
The idea behind the chip is to make the experience of using smartphones and tablets reproduced in cars, with features such as 3D navigation, cloud-based software, integration with mobile devices, display feeds from cameras installed by the vehicle etc. Support for the Android operating system should only provide more opportunities for developers to work with the chip.
Qualcomm did not disclose an approximate date for the launch of the Snapdragon 602A.