09 Dec Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 to Bring Apple-like Privacy to Android
Last Friday, chipmaker Qualcomm unveiled its new system-on-chip (SoC) Snapdragon 845 which, according to them, should help device manufacturers and service makers create products that are less reliant on cloud services, thus renewing focus on privacy and security.
Apple has been known to favor on-device processing instead of outsourcing to the cloud which is typical in Android systems. However, the sharing of data to the cloud often takes a toll on individual privacy.
Qualcomm director Gary Brotman said that users who do not want to share their data should still be able to get a full user experience on their device. He added that the Snapdragon 845 will also significantly cut latency, which should translate to a seamless and more natural experience when using AI services.