Samsung tablets operating on the existing Windows 7 software have long been Microsoft’s favoured way of demonstrating its operating system’s in touch interface. And now since Microsoft has announced the launch of Windows 8, even new tablets will be released using Arm’s lower-powered chips, upon which the iPad is ultimately based.
Samsung Korean hardware giant reportedly is developing Windows RT tablet. As per the sources is the first mainstream, desktop-class Windows operating system to run on Windows RT tablet expected will drop in October, the new tablet would feature Microsoft’s slate-version of Windows 8 on ARM processors from Qualcomm. The tablet’s release is expected to be alongside initial availability of Windows RT models. They will boost Microsoft’s continuing bid to get into a tablet market that is dominated by Apple’s iPad, which shipped more than half the entire market in the last quarter.
Talk of Samsung partnering with Qualcomm to use Snapdragon in Windows RT hardware first rose in December, with Microsoft allegedly playing matchmaker between device maker and chipset companies. At the time, Qualcomm particularly selected Samsung because of its comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, in addition to the fact that Samsung by then had its Galaxy Tab series of Android slates in the market.
As far as the specifications of the Samsung Windows RT model have not yet been confirmed, though as it stands the company looks likely to use a Snapdragon S4 processor. The same chips that have been found in current high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III variants in the US, and to be sure Qualcomm provided developers with Windows RT prototypes using the processors earlier this year.
HP consequently persisted that its pronouncement to evade the RT slate segment (in favour of Windows 8 tablets running x86 processors from Intel and AMD) was established previously to Surface being revealed, buzz indicate that many of Microsoft’s high-profile OEM partners were frustrated by the own-brand tablets.