Qualcomm Stepping Up Game to Rival Intel

May 12, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The processor is the most important part of any smart device; the better the processor, the better the device will be. There are a lot of companies out there that make processors though they might differ in genre, as some companies make processors for smaller gadgets like devices, where as others like AMD make processors for larger machines like personal computers.

Qualcomm is known mostly for its processors in the new age mobile phones and tablets. The company has a good reputation in that realm, but it looks like it’s not enough for them and they are now planning to compete with Intel in the world of the big guys.

Many of you know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors which almost dominate the mobile world. The company has 4 main lines of processors – Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Snapdragon S2, Snapdragon S3 and the Snapdragon S4.

The quad-core version of the Snapdragon S4 has been well received by customers for the high performance that it delivers. The dual-core version of the Snapdragon S4 is also seen as a good chip. Now that they have made an impression there, they plan to do an encore in the world of computers.

They plan to integrate their small fanless CPUs onto tablets and laptops which run Microsoft Windows 8 OS. The company has joined forces with Microsoft to enhance the firmware on the Microsoft Windows handsets which belong to the Nokia Lumia Series.

Though this bold action is definitely something to be applauded, there is only a small chance that they will outsell Intel and take their place in the near or distant future, as the people prefer the real Windows 8 system rather than the mobile version of it.

What about you? Are you willing to try out Qualcomm’s CPUs on your next computer upgrade or purchase?

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