Chinese search engine company Baidu Inc. announced that it will cooperate with Qualcomm to promote Baidu cloud services on Android devices powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors.
The cloud services offered by Baidu will include 15GB of cloud storage space for one year, and another 15GB of storage for the lifetime of the devices after they activate Baidu's cloud services.
Apart from these limited promotions, Baidu will continue to optimize its cloud services to make them run better on Android devices using Qualcomm Reference Design. With the optimized Baidu cloud services, device manufacturers will be able to gain differentiated end-to-end cloud solutions, which allow users to enjoy the convenience and added-value of the cloud services.
Baidu will reportedly first optimize its cloud services for Android devices powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 MSM 8×25 processor and Snapdragon S4 MSM8x25Q processor. These services are expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Wang Jin, vice president of technology at Baidu, told local media that Baidu will provide developers with a cloud computing, cloud storage and large-scale data processing platform. Its cloud service plan represents the company's ability to serve developers across the entire industry chain, ranging from chip to software. This is an important step for Baidu to integrate industry chains and improve competitiveness.