Android to use Qualcomm chip to store mDLs
06 December 2019 13:59 GMT

Qualcomm execs have announced that the company's latest chips — the Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 765 — will be the first to support Android Identity Credential APIs.

Qualcomm and Google have also agreed partnership that will bring electronic ID capabilities to the next release of Google’s operating system, Android R.

At the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, the companies revealed that Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform will be the first mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC) to support the APIs.

“We're very thankful to have a very strong partnership with Qualcomm to improve the state of Android security,” Sudhi Herle, head of Android platform security at Google, said at Snapdragon Summit.

“Security by itself is not as glamorous as we would like to believe - security also needs to be an enabler to make other parts of users lives more beneficial and more helpful.”

“Over the last year we've worked very closely to raise the bar for what Android can do to make our users feel safe.”