ISRO Partners With Chinese & American Telecoms For NavIC Navigation Supported Smartphones

ISRO has partnered With Chinese and American telecoms Qualcomm and Xiaomi for NavIC supported smartphones. NavIC is planned to be available for civilian use in mobile devices, after Qualcomm and Indian Space Research Organisation signed an agreement.

  • ISRO has partnered With Chinese telecoms for NavIC supported smartphones
  • NavIC is planned to be available for civilian use in mobile devices, after Qualcomm and Indian Space Research Organisation signed an agreement
  • Smartphone and smart TV brand Xiaomi has also announced it would bring ISRO’s NavIC technology to its smartphones
  • In January 2020, Qualcomm launched three new chipsets, Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 with support for Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC)
  • NavIC is the regional geo-positioning system providing accurate positioning in India and 1,500 km around the Indian mainland
  • NavIC comprises seven satellites, three of which are in geostationary orbit over the Indian Ocean and four in geosynchronous orbit
  • NavIC is capable of providing location positioning accuracy better than 20 metres
ISRO Partners With Chinese & American Telecoms For NavIC Navigation Supported Smartphones
ISRO Partners With Chinese & American Telecoms For NavIC Navigation Supported Smartphones

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has developed & tested chipset platform across their portfolio which can support the Indian regional Navigation satellite system, NavIC.

The initiative will help accelerate the adoption of NavIC and enhance the geo-location capabilities of mobile, automotive and the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the region, with the backing of Qualcomm Technologies’ engineering talent based in India.

Chairman ISRO expressed that “NavIC is a critical step forward in our pursuit of harnessing space technology for national development and we are eager to make it accessible to everyone for their day to day use. ISRO is very happy to work with Qualcomm to enable NavIC on Mobile platforms.

Qualcomm’s technology leadership and support for NavIC on their mobile platforms will bring the benefits of this indigenous solution to every Indian. ISRO appreciates Qualcomm for enabling the technology demonstration of NavIC support on mobile platform for the very first time”.

In January 2020, Qualcomm launched three new chipsets, Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 with support for Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC). NavIC is planned to be available for civilian use in mobile devices, after Qualcomm and Indian Space Research Organisation signed an agreement.

Smartphone and smart TV brand Xiaomi has also announced it would bring ISRO’s NavIC technology to its smartphones.

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The implementation was possible after R&D efforts from Xiaomi for software along with ISRO’s (Indian Space Research Organisation) and Qualcomms efforts, said Xiaomi in a statement.

Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) is the regional geo-positioning system designed in the country by the Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO to provide accurate positioning in India and 1,500 km around the Indian mainland.

NavIC comprises seven satellites, three of which are in geostationary orbit over the Indian Ocean and four in geosynchronous orbit and is capable of providing location positioning accuracy better than 20 metres.

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