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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15 Comments

1. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Ouch, Tegra 4 looks dead now....

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

13. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Your comments are annoying.

9. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

11. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

paid lol

4. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

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 :)/

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

16. pulkit.tyagi

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 15, 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 .

8. wendygarett unregistered

The problem now is, who will buy rt version?

15. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Windows RT is an abortion.

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