Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 now supports Windows RT 8.1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 now supports Windows RT 8.1
Qualcomm and Microsoft announced at Computex 2013 that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will now support Microsoft's Windows RT 8.1. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 features CPU speeds of 2.2GHz per core and includes a multimode 3G/4G LTE Modem. USB 3.0 is enabled as well. Microsoft will send out an update later this year from the Windows Phone Store to upgrade tablets to Windows RT 8.1. In the meantime, OEMs will be able to offer new models using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and Windows RT 8.1 later this year.

Last year, Microsoft introduced Windows RT which allowed Windows to run on an ARM supported processor. Bringing Windows RT together with an ARM based processor like the Qualcomm Snapdragon, allowed Snapdragon buyers to produce tablets, notebooks and converts using Windows that are thin, quick and fan-less. At Computex, Qualcomm and Microsoft teamed up to show the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 running on an early version of a Windows RT 8.1 slate.

source: Qualcomm via BGR


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