At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Tencent QQ announced Watch QQ, an optimized version of QQ for smartwatches. Tencent QQ's Watch QQ platform will bring the popular QQ social service, one of China's largest, to kid wearables powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ Platforms. The fast growing QQ social platform is favored by Chinese young people, and provides instant messaging, news, entertainment and payment functions to more than 800 million users.
"The opportunity for connected Kid Smartwatches continues to grow dramatically in China and around the world," said Pankaj Kedia, senior director, product marketing, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. "We are delighted to work with Tencent QQ to help bring the popular QQ service to Snapdragon Wear-based smartwatches for kids, and significantly enhance the ways children communicate and connect every day. It is exciting to see our customers including 360, CMCC, Kido, and Mobvoi deploy Watch QQ on their products. These next generation Watch QQ experiences, which take advantage of low power, high performance, and 4G connectivity in our Snapdragon Wear platform, will drive consumer excitement and further accelerate the adoption of kid smartwatches in China."