Qualcomm and Tencent QQ collaborate to bring watch QQ experiences to Snapdragon Wear Platforms


Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear Platforms now power more than 30 4G LTE connected Smartwatches for kids around the world.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Tencent QQ announced that the two companies worked together to bring the popular QQ communication service to wearables powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear Platforms by announcing Watch QQ, an optimized version of QQ for smartwatches. The fast growing QQ social platform is favored by Chinese young people, and provides instant messaging, news, entertainment and payment functions to more than 800 million users.

Watch QQ for kid smart watches offers new features including Touch-to-Touch and High-Quality voice chat and video chat on Snapdragon Wear platforms. This optimized user experience includes a re-vamped, intuitive and easy-to-use UI, rich and interactive use cases, and a fast-responsive experience. Touch-to-Touch allows consumers to easily and seamlessly exchange their contact information by merely having their kid smartwatches come in contact with each other. High-Quality voice chat and video chat experiences bring rich VoIP-based services with convenient voice input capability and rich emojis to wearable devices. Tencent QQ plans to bring additional features such as Qzone Feeds, QQSports red packet, and parental controls in upcoming updates.

At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm Technologies and Tencent QQ highlighted a number of wearable products deploying the new Watch QQ for kid smartwatches. These devices include the 360 S1, CMCC C4, and Kido X3 based on Snapdragon Wear 2100 and the Mobvoi TicWatch Kids based on Snapdragon Wear 2500 platforms.

“The opportunity for connected Kid Smartwatches continues to grow dramatically in China and around the world,” said Pankaj Kedia, senior director, product marketing, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “We are delighted to work with Tencent QQ to help bring the popular QQ service to Snapdragon Wear-based smartwatches for kids, and significantly enhance the ways children communicate and connect every day. It is exciting to see our customers including 360, CMCC, Kido, and Mobvoi deploy Watch QQ on their products. These next generation Watch QQ experiences, which take advantage of low power, high performance, and 4G connectivity in our Snapdragon Wear platform, will drive consumer excitement and further accelerate the adoption of kid smartwatches in China.”

“Today, the kid smartwatch has become a necessity for children in China. The growth in this segment could be even faster with an improved user experience. To seize this opportunity, today Tencent QQ, in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, is launching Watch QQ to break barriers in social communications and provide optimized services for kid smartwatches based on the Snapdragon Wear platform”, said Zhiyong Xia, Head of Kid Smartwatches, Tencent QQ.

Qualcomm Technologies is a clear leader in powering the connected 4G smartwatch for kids segment and revealed that there are now more than 30 kid smartwatches, based on the Snapdragon Wear platforms, shipping around the world from such brands as 360, Anda, BBK, CMCC, Coolpad, infomark, Mobvoi, Kido, LG U+, Linktop, Moda Inc., Shenzhen Continental Wireless Technology Co., Ltd, TCL, Verizon and Vodafone.

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