New York, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mobile devices and the Internet of Things have made mobile users more connected to their devices, but the technology has also opened new ways to connect and communicate.
Today, Bloomberg News reports that Google has signed a deal with Qualcomm, the company that provides the chip that powers Google Assistant, to develop new mobile communication technology.
The announcement came after Qualcomm announced in February 2017 that it had entered into a $25 million, five-year, joint venture with Google.
The partnership will enable Qualcomm to create a new communication platform for its mobile devices and make it easier for companies to use Qualcomm’s chips.
Bloomberg’s report notes that Google Assistant has been one of the top smartphone apps in Google Play since launch and has garnered nearly 10 billion monthly downloads, more than the combined download count of the Facebook app and Instagram.
The new communication technology will allow Google Assistant to be used on other platforms as well.
Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm will use its technology to improve Google Assistant’s accuracy and speed.
The company’s Snapdragon platform is used in phones like the HTC One M9 and Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
Qualcomm says the technology will also be used in the Snapdragon 800, 860, 865, and 955 smartphones.
The report states that Qualcomm is looking to expand the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips to other mobile devices.
The news comes after Qualcomm was forced to apologize to customers in March 2017 for its role in creating the Snapdragon 835, a chipset that was used in Google’s Android phones.