Yota Devices announced that it is the first Russian company to enter into a software license for mobile devices with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
The two companies will cooperate on developing LTE and connectivity devices, including smartphones, modems and routers.
“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, “said CEO Yota Devices Vlad Martynov.
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,” said Enrico Salvatori, senior VP of QTI and President of Qualcomm Europe, Inc.