Qualcomm announce Java-powered Internet of Everything platform
The company behind *that* CES keynote have teased a new M2M platform running Java ME Embedded 3.2.
What you may have missed between the on-stage appearances of
Steve Ballmer, Guillermo Del Toro and, er, Big Bird, is the release
of an intriguing new Java-powered M2M platform.
The ‘Internet of Everything’ platform (an already-mocked
spin on the existing ‘internet of things’ buzzword) utilises a
QSC6270-Turbo chipset running Java ME Embedded 3.2. The platform
reportedly includes “several” sensors, including an accelerometer,
light sensor and temperature sensor, but aside from the inclusion
of a 3G modem, GPS and wi-fi, other hardware details are thin on
A partnership with AT&T, meanwhile, will allow US-based
developers to test their 3G-connected devices on a live network.
Qualcomm says it expects the platform to be available in the second
quarter of this year.
The inclusion of Java should come as little surprise – in October
last year, Qualcomm and Oracle
announced that they were collaborating on the then-unnamed
platform. This news was accompanied by two Oracle-sponsored papers
M2M devices would be driven by Java – indicating at least that
Oracle were taking M2M technology seriously.
Despite its awful name, it may well be worth keeping an eye on the
Internet of Everything platform – especially considering Qualcomm’s
deep links with Android handset manufacturers.