Broadcom has unveiled a new platform aimed at Android smartphones for the mass-market. The new platform is called the BCM2157 and it was revealed this week. The platform supports Android 2.2 and has high-end smartphone features for more affordable Android smartphones including things like hot-spot mobile function, multitouch screens and a lot more.
The platform has a dual-core processor operating at 500MHz. It supports 3G HSDPA data at 7.2Mbps downstream and roaming globally. The platform supports HVGA screens, 5MP cameras, and dual 3G SIM cards. Other features include WiFi, GPS, and NFC.
The platform also uses Broadcom InConcert technology to allow all of the various connectivity technologies to work together. The hotspot functionality of the device will allow up to eight other devices to connect for web surfing and more. The BCM2153 is sampling now and commercial launches are expected in Q1 2011.