Qualcomm Snapdragon Chips to Adorn a Slew of Gadgets Soon; Includes Windows 8 Devices

June 2, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Qualcomm Snapdragon chips will be seen featured in a plethora of upcoming devices in the near future, including those that come sporting the next version of Windows from Microsoft.

With the company revealing future plans, it seems like we are in for some exciting times. The future plan of the company got kicked off with the sample shipment of the next-generation Krait MSM8960 processor starting. Running at 2.5GHz, Krait is also said to integrate 3G as well as 4G LTE onto one chip. The big news here is that the same chip will be used in the forthcoming Windows 8.

The announcement made by the company in the light of joining hands with Microsoft, says the collaboration continues to address the converging and fast-changing mobile computing landscape.

The processor manufacturer has also revealed that the dual-core and quad-core processors will enable optimal computing performance, extended battery life and connectivity along with top-notch graphics and multimedia.

In the meanwhile, it has also been announced that Hewlett-Packard’s high profile tablet called TouchPad will have the dual-core Snapdragon processor. The APQ8660 processor that will run the device is based on ARM architecture.

Apart from this, the company plans to bring forth the processor in a lot of devices – including tablets, convertibles and smartphones. Among these, the Android-based devices are likely to hit the stores during this Christmas.

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