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Snapdragon S4 MSM8960-based MDP/Smartphone


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Now Available: Snapdragon S4 MSM8960-based Mobile Development Platform/Smartphone

The MSM8960-based Snapdragon S4 Mobile Development Platform/Smartphone (MDP/S) provides application developers and device manufacturers with early access to a high-performance Android 4.0 platform for developing, testing, optimizing and showcasing applications and games for a wide range of pre-commercial devices.

Based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 with asynchronous dual Krait CPU cores, the 8960 MDP/S comes in a smartphone form factor. This new generation of the MSM8960-based Snapdragon MDP/S offers 1.5GHz performance with a higher resolution display over prior generation MDPs and ships with Android 4.0.  The MSM8960 chipset includes a more powerful built-in graphics with the Adreno 225 GPU and improved power management and multimedia efficiencies through the programmable Hexagon DSP architecture.

Available from Bsquare, the Snapdragon MDP/S brings together the development platform and testing tools needed to quickly develop applications with features such as high-definition video, exceptional graphics with dedicated 2D and 3D engines and GPS—all while delivering an enhanced and immersive web experience for mobile devices built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 MSM8960™ chipset. As a test platform, the Snapdragon MDP runs applications in a true mobile phone environment, giving you a rich and dynamic mobile experience from the end-users’ perspective—long before your applications go to market.


  • Affordable, fully featured development platform and debugging tools to accelerate development
  • Sleek, portable form factor that replicates a real mobile phone environment; ideal for testing applications
  • Unique 3D/2D user interface with advanced dynamic effects and transitions
  • High-quality multimedia performance with 3D graphics and high-definition video
  • Tightly integrated hardware and software improves performance, enables advanced features, reduces development time and speeds time to market 

MDP SKU contains:

  •     Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) pre-loaded
  •     microSD card
  •     HDMI-M to Mini-M cable
  •     2.0m micro-USB cable
  •     Battery
  •     Quick Start Guide
  •     30 Minutes of support


Looking for the MSM8655 or MSM8660-based Snapdragon MDP? Contact us. Also, if you need support for your MDP unit, click here.

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