Samsung to diversify its tablet offerings with Windows 8, one might be shown next week

Samsung to diversify its tablet offerings with Windows 8, one might be shown next week
Microsoft's BUILD conference is starting next Tuesday, and Steven Sinofsky is expected to take the stage and introduce us to the new touch-optimized Windows 8 on a tablet.

Korean Economic Daily, which often leaks interesting tidbits around Samsung and LG (duh), has been tipped by an industry source that Samsung is prepping its own tablet with Windows 8, to be showcased at the BUILD conference in Anaheim next week.

The slate is said to be more of a developers device, marking a first for a Microsoft-Samsung hardware collaboration, so, who knows, it might be exactly the one used for the presentation. We are curious what chipset will an alleged Samsung Windows 8 tablet sport. Win 8 was demoed on NVIDIA Tegra 2 silicon back in April, which will be a step away from Samsung's own Exynos family of chips, but the Koreans have enough experience with Tegra 2 as well, as they allegedly scored a big order of those last December. Alternatively, the Samsung Win 8 tablet could come with an Intel processor, like the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC.

In any case, it's Windows 8 itself that will make or break Microsoft's tablet foray, so we can't wait for the presentation next week, regardless of which tablet device bears the brunt of it. Below is video of the recently announced Samsung Series 7 Slate PC, which the company said can be upgraded to Windows 8, to gauge how a possible Samsung Windows 8 tablet might look like. It makes a lot of sense for the company to hedge its tablet bets, which are now solely tied to Android.

via SammyHub



1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Looks interesting, might get one. However i think i'll wait untill samsung announce a bada tablet.

3. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Heh... you wish ;)

12. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Bada? really? Bada? that is probably one of the stupidest "smartphone" operating systems there is..

13. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

you will die first before a bada tablet will appear.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

are you holding your breath peter? lol Samsung has always been in bed with Microsoft, the popularity of android hasnt changed that. They like a diversified portfolio.. that way they arent trying to "pick" a winner, they have all the cards to play no matter who is the winner in the OS space. Im really interested in a windows8 tablet if it retains most of the windows7 functionality. For real life functionality the power of a real computer is hard to beat.

10. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

diversifying your portfolio is the best way to reduce risk.......

4. ajit pundeer unregistered

U r so stupid peter n u know what your f**king bada sucks n your bada comments suck n u also suck. U continously keep on commenting about bada wether it is concerned ot not u r a**hole.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

everyone has their own opinion. at least he isnt cursing at other people and acting like a rotten child because he doesnt share an opinion with someone else.

8. G-Reg unregistered

Duel boot anyone? And no not with bada, Android. I was shut down before with a comment like this due to them needing different chip architecture. I know there are android tegra 2 devices, so with Win 8 being demoed on that processor isnt this now possible?? P.S. The bada comments are getting very annoying, especially when they are spamed as they are by mr. peter. I wonder if he is Bada's marketing team?

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, its annoying, but at least hes not rude like the bulk of iSheep on the site. I think he said he makes bada apps so he has a horse in the game.

6. SMHR unregistered


7. Tom unregistered

Are there moderators here? I'm getting tired of reading all the expletive-filled drivel in the the comments. On a lighter note: if these tablets have Wacom digitisers like the one pictured at the top, I'll be very happy!

11. captn3x

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Whatever happend to the "ARM" based chips? They are supposed to have the OS embeded on the chip, boot in like 20 seconds, and be designed for tablets. Is the Tegra 2 a type of ARM chip or are the ARM chips not ready yet??? Boy, fall behind on Tech reading for one month and everything

14. Henrik unregistered

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