June 2, 2011 by USA Post
Windows 8, Microsoft will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset devices running the new Windows platform 8, designed to run on PCs and tablets. The long cools as Microsoft’s relationship with Intel, which has traditionally been the supplier of chips for computers based on Windows. Microsoft currently uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in all your Windows 7 its smartphones.
“Windows 8 will allow customers to have the flexibility, connectivity and power of Windows they expect today with the new devices, just to touch, as tablets. This will require high performance, low power consumption and processors Qualcomm, with features like 3G and 4G wireless wide area network (WWAN) connectivity, “said Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of planning for Windows, the hardware and the PC ecosystem, in a statement.
The first Snapdragon chips finding its way into devices will be Windows 8 MSM8960, sampling starting this month. Next Snapdragon chip devices will be highly anticipated Windows 8 APQ8064 quad-core Qualcomm, which is expected to begin sampling in early 2012.
The MSM8960 is a dual-core chip that offers 3G and LTE. Snapdragon chips used in Windows 8 devices include asynchronous dual-core and quad CPU.
Microsoft says Windows 8 computers are really a new type of device, one of the scales from small screens to touch only through large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse. ”
The new Windows platform 8 draws heavily from the wireless space. Microsoft will replace the Windows Start menu with a splash screen tile-based on facts and general user interface more like a mobile operating system.
Microsoft’s efforts to make Windows in line with mobile operating systems could help the company increase the attractiveness of its PC products as the demand for tablets and other wireless devices has taken a bite out of computer sales.
Three major PC manufacturers in the world, five saw declines year after year in shipments during the first quarter of 2011, iSuppli reports IHS.
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