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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.

"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. 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."-Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

"We are excited to continue working with Qualcomm Technologies on the next iteration of Windows RT 8.1 with their new Snapdragon 800 processors. 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."-Mike Anguilo, Corporate Vice President, Planning and PC Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp.

source: Qualcomm via BGR

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posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:59 6

1. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)

Ouch, Tegra 4 looks dead now....

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:19 1

5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

It's still Windows RT. I would rather have a tablet like the Acer Iconia W3 running a full version of windows 8 than a glorified 10" smartphone. It may not be the fastest well built tablet but I would be able to do a lot more with it. And just wait until OEM's storm the market with cheap Atom based Windows 8 tablets. It will kill Windows RT along with the iPad. Asus would make a great Windows 8 transformer tablet with Atom for around $500. Not the fastest but a decent tablet/laptop for on the go.
But I do want the Snapdragon 800 in the Note 3. No doubt it will fit nicely with Android phones.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 03:39 1

13. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

No, OEM's will flood the market with cheap Windows RT tablets ($150-$250) running Office and Xbox Live. The only thing that will be dead is android's tablet strategy.
The Galaxy Note will overtake the S3 as Samsung's most popular smartphone over the next 6-12 months (I don't know why, but women love these bloody things) but that doesn't mean it won't face stiff competition from other platforms.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:07 14

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Your comments are annoying.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 00:11 6

9. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

i think he got the payment ..... lol

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 01:04 4

11. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

paid lol

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:17 11

4. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

nokia wanna try this to their upcoming tablets n show the world dat they can

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:50 5

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

I would still rather tegra 4 over snapdragon 800 because for one, the power on both of them are really about on par and good enough to run anything so that's not an issue of power choice between the twtwo. Second reason is nvidia does better with gaming.

only concern I have for the tegra 4 is will it be able to do better in the battery department?

if there are great battery life results then I don't see why the snapdragon 800 would be the better choice.

feel free to let me know the pros and cons between the two :)/

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:57 4

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Tegra 4 is actually very power efficient compared to the snapdragon series.

The Project Shield scores about a 32000 in antutu, devices with a snapdragon 800 are only expected to score at best 30000.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 14:36

16. pulkit.tyagi (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

incorrect ! the antutu score of 30000 is for a pre production prototype clocked at 2.1ghz (chip can go upto 2.3ghz) . snapdragon krait400 core has much less TDP( power required ) than cortex a15 hence it does not require big little arrangement to fit into cell phone power band .

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 00:03 2

8. wendygarett (unregistered)

The problem now is, who will buy rt version?

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 05:04

15. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

hmmm.. I was using a galaxy s4 today and despite the snapgdragon 600 quad core processor it still lagged and stutterd all over the place. Voice guided navigation didn't work without a data connection (which was about as useful as tits on a bull in urban areas) and when it did work the bloody thing kept dropping out.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 04:29

14. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Windows RT is an abortion.

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