The new Google Nexus One incorporates a 1 GHz QSD 8250 “Snapdragon” processor, part of a series of design wins that includes the Google G1.
I think there are two aspects to this announcement.
First, Snapdragon has been recently promoted as the heart of the Qualcomm-promoted “smartbook” and its push beyond the cellphone, and indeed Lenovo announced a Snapdragon-powered smartbook on Tuesday.
In other words, the Snapdragon is a new, market-creating processor but its most important sale in 2010 could be in QCT’s traditional core market, high-end cellphones.
Second, the announcement validates Qualcomm’s strategic commitment to Android, and perhaps suggests that its Android bet may displace its bets on various other operating systems.