SPAIN: Yota Devices is the first Russian company to enter into a software license for mobile devices with Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc.
The official announcement was made by Qualcomm chairman and CEO, Dr. Paul E. Jacobs and Yota Devices CEO, Vlad Martynov at Mobile World Congress 2013.
The two companies will cooperate on developing cutting-edge LTE and connectivity devices, including smartphones, modems and routers.
Yota Devices is currently designing mobile devices using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, including YotaPhone, the first dual-screen Android phone with a liquid crystal display on one side and an electronic paper display on the other. Yota Devices' current suite of fast and reliable modems and routers are powered by Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE technology in the MDM9215 and MDM9225 chipsets.
YotaPhone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (MSM8960) featuring dual CPUs, a cutting-edge 28nm technology solution designed specifically to meet the requirements of multi-tasking smartphones and tablets.
"Russia is strategically important to us as we expect strong growth in the number of 3G smartphones over the next two years. We are very excited to support Yota Devices. Innovative ideas are coming from all parts of the world and YotaPhone is a great example of a company that looks to lead with innovative ideas. The AMSS software licenseagreement will allow Yota to design 3G/4G multimode devices based on QTI’s products and technology," said Enrico Salvatori, senior VP of QTI and President of Qualcomm Europe Inc.
“Being named as a software QTI licensee gives us the opportunity to develop technical devices at all different stages with our own Yota Devices’ engineer’s team. This helps us to design and optimize our devices – modems, routers and smartphones -- with operators and consumers desires and needs in mind," said CEO Yota Devices Vlad Martynov. "This license guarantees that we will receive QTI’ support at the same level as global developers and manufacturers.”