Qualcomm is, without a doubt, one of the world’s leading mobile chip manufacturers. It seems like just about every flagship Android device launched inside the US is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon. So just how many devices have been shipped running a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor?
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf made the announcement today at Qualcomm’s Uplinq conference in San Francisco that Qualcomm has shipped 1 billion Android devices running Snapdragon processors. If you think back over the years, Qualcomm’s road to 1 billion devices shipped was no easy path. Qualcomm has faced some tough competition, battling everyone from Intel, to TI, Samsung and MediaTek to put its chips inside the next big Android phone.
With Qualcomm having now set its sights on the low-end market, there’s good reason to believe the next billion Android devices shipped will come up faster than you think. Long live the king.