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Oh snap! Qualcomm says its Windows RT device will be better

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Jul 2012, 10:56

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...

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posted on 03 Jul 2012, 11:12 6

1. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

This is how an OS gains market..
Good job..

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 11:18 16

2. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

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 03 Jul 2012, 11:52 1

5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

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 03 Jul 2012, 13:22 9

13. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

This is the single longest frickin' sentence I've ever seen.
Android looks and performs like iOS? If that's the case, then I would be clutching a Nokia Lumia 900 right now.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 12:32 4

8. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

I wonder why Linux didn't beat Windows and Mac OS. It is the most open of them all.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 12:56 2

11. aaronkatrini (Posts: 242; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

Compatibility an support!

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 16:29 3

16. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

Microsoft gained compatibility and support because it has beaten Linux already. Compatibility and support is the effect and not the cause why Linux didn't beat Windows.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 13:24 4

14. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

If Adobe programs were supported, I'd be running Ubuntu right now.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 16:33 1

17. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

If Linux has beaten Windows, Adobe programs would not be on Windows on the first place but should have been in Linux. So it's not the reason, but rather the consequence of it.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 11:40 3

3. sansam100 (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

With no doubt they are gonna make it once the surface pro is out am gonna discard my ipad

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 11:45 1

4. Aeires (unregistered)

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 03 Jul 2012, 11:54 1

6. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

intel should be there soon enough,i hope,intel rules all!!!

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 12:33

9. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

Intel is on the x86 side with its Medfield mobile chips.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 21:17 1

18. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I'd take Texas Instruments over both...

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 12:27 1

7. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)

Man I love technology! The OS wars are heating up as well as the processor war.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 12:43

10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

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 03 Jul 2012, 12:59 2

12. DroogV59 (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

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 03 Jul 2012, 14:00 2

15. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Agree. The best processors in the world mean nothing if they ain't available and hold up production.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:44

19. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I just love the competition. Windows 8 tablets are going to be competitive and I think pretty well priced. We shall see an amazing flow of back and forth. Perfect time to be a consumer.

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