Oh snap! Qualcomm says its Windows RT device will be better
posted by Charlene S. / Jul 03, 2012, 10:56 AM
As we all know by now, Windows RT powered tablets are coming and Microsoft has opted to join team NVIDIA when it comes to powering its own Surface tablet. Qualcomm may have taken exception to that decision because it is promising that Windows RT devices powered by its Snapdragon processors will be better.
Qualcomm recently held a developers conference called Uplinq. At the event, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said Snapdragon-based Windows RT devices will be thinner, lighter, deliver good performance, offer extended battery life, and will still keep things cool while not requiring a fan. He also promised that Windows RT Snapdragon devices would be available when Windows 8 launches.
Phone would make it easier to develop cross-platform apps and games. To encourage developers to help backup this claim, Qualcomm also announced a Windows RT app developers contest.
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Windows PCs overpowered Macs because they are more open... Android overpowered iOS because it's more open... How do they plan to turn things around with their mobile devices by creating a more closed system than Apple's? This interconnectivity could work in their favor, but they should still loosen up their platform more to become more than just eyecandy. Apple already has that department covered.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 11:18 AM 16
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well if it is closed like IOS it is no way near alike Android or IOS since Android is quite same thing as IOS in looks and some common features and usage wp8 is totally different thing thats where it can beat IOS in close system for competing android they did well have great ecosystem for devlopers which is big thing
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 11:52 AM 1
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I wonder why Linux didn't beat Windows and Mac OS. It is the most open of them all.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 12:32 PM 4
Both are good processors but given the choice, I'd take the Qualcomm before Nvidia. Big question is when will Intel join the party?
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 11:45 AM 1
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I wouldn't doubt that a Win RT tablet running on a Snapdragon processor would run better than one that runs on an NVIDIA processor. As of lately, NVIDIA powered devices haven't been up-to-par with other devices, specifically those powered by Snapdragon. Look at the international HTC One X vs the US HTC One X/Evo 4G LTE.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 12:43 PM 0
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Qualcomm claiming that their chippies make for better RT tablets than NVIDIA flavoured silicon is all well and good, but what does matter to a tablet OEM when Qualcomm is having a hard time delivering enough of their goodies to satisfy the smartphone market. OEMs will buy from the supplier who can actually deliver, even if that supplier is NVIDIA. A pointless marketing excercise as far as I`m concerned.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 12:59 PM 2
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