Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Developer Kit for Windows 10 PCs

Qualcomm SDKQualcomm Technologies today announced the launch of Qualcomm Snapdragon Developer Kit developed in collaboration with Microsoft, designed for independent software vendors and application developers.

The development kit enables software vendors and application developers to test and optimize their applications for the growing ecosystem of devices powered by Snapdragon compute platforms. Based on Windows 10, the Arm-based developer kit enables them to verify and validate their solutions to help ensure great user experiences for working, learning, and collaborating on Snapdragon-enabled Windows 10 PCs, the company said.

According to Qualcomm, the developer kit provides an affordable alternative to other consumer and commercial devices. With the smaller desktop configuration, this kit gives developers more flexibility than notebook options, and at a lower price point, the company said.

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Compute: Scaling the Mobile Compute Ecosystem Virtual Announcement, Oded Gal, chief product officer of Zoom Video Communications, said the company is committed to releasing new version of the video conferencing application, optimized for devices powered by Snapdragon compute platforms.

Optimization of solutions like Zoom, paired with Snapdragon compute platforms, will enable customers to maintain productivity for longer than ever, and enrich the lives of users who rely on Snapdragon-enabled PCs and Chromebooks for learning, working, and entertainment, the company said.

The Snapdragon Developer Kit will be commercially available at The Microsoft Store this summer.