Qualcomm, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, today announced the launch of its new open Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP) operating system.
Brew MP is a mobile operating system that delivers high-end features across all 3G technologies and virtually all market tiers of mobile devices, including the emerging low-cost smartphone category and other data-rich feature phones.
Brew MP is as a native and fully realized mobile OS which boasts new APIs that give developers the ability to directly access ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) hardware for optimal application performance functionality, while abstracting the various chipset hardware interfaces for software reuse and easier chipset handset migration.
Brew MP’s flexibility, openness and operator focus, combined with its ability to be integrated with virtually any mobile content delivery system, make it the best choice for mass-market devices.
Qualcomm anticipates commercial Brew MP-based devices to be available in the U.S. and key international markets by the late summer of 2010, with volume availability in the fall prior to the holiday buying season.
In a separate announcement, AT&T said it will launch Brew MP-based devices later this year as the operator continually seeks to deliver highly engaging mobile user experiences across its entire lineup.