Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors to support Microsoft Windows RT 8.1. Microsoft is going to offer a free software update to Windows RT 8.1. The free update is expected in the Windows Store later this year. New devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors and Windows RT 8.1 are expected to be available later this year.
At Computex Taipei 2013, Qualcomm is showcasing a device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor running on an early version of Windows RT 8.1.
“Qualcomm Technologies is committed to the Windows ecosystem and we are excited to be supporting Windows RT 8.1 with our flagship Snapdragon 800 processors,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our Snapdragon 800 processors offer the best combination of high performance, efficient power usage and LTE network support and will help enable greater flexibility and connectivity options to Microsoft and device manufacturers. Snapdragon 800 processors deliver significant performance improvements across the entire SoC along with support for new Windows RT 8.1 features and services.”
“We are excited to continue working with Qualcomm Technologies on the next iteration of Windows RT 8.1 with their new Snapdragon 800 processors,” said Mike Anguilo, Corporate Vice President, Planning and PC Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp. “The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors support our commitment to providing our customers with best-in-class capabilities. Our customers will now have the opportunity to leverage the numerous advantages of these new processors, including integrated 4G/LTE connectivity and outstanding device performance.”
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