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31 August 2014

Broadcom’s multi-function chip gets Android support enabling smaller, cheaper devices in the future

Chipmaker Broadcom has announced Android support on its multi-function chip that integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an FM radio on a single chunk of silicon.  It also opened access to the chip’s drivers, allowing developers to integrate all of the chips capabilities into applications.  As GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham points out, by cramming multiple radios onto a single chip, Broadcom and other semiconductor makers like Qualcomm, allow for mobile devices to be smaller and less expensive.  In this case, future Android devices.

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