Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor Family to Support Windows 8

Submitted by lalit on June 2, 2011 - 7:45pm.

Qualcomm announced today that its Snapdragon family of ARM processors, including the MSM8960 with integrated 3G/LTE modem is designed to power devices running the next version of Windows. Collaboration between Microsoft and Qualcomm will continue to address the fast changing mobile computing landscape, Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of dual-core and quad-core processors will enable optimal computing performance, extended battery life and connectivity, and top-notch graphics and multimedia in Windows 8 devices.

"Qualcomm and Microsoft have a long and productive history of collaboration focused on driving innovation forward, and we are pleased to be among the leaders of the next evolution of mobile computing," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm.  "Our upcoming family of Snapdragon processors is intelligently integrated, optimized for mobile and built smarter, making it the ideal processor to address consumers' growing demands for new, innovative experiences and usage scenarios that we believe will be delivered by the next version of Windows."

The first processor in the Snapdragon family to power devices using the next version of Windows will be the MSM8960, which is sampling this month, followed by the quad-core Snapdragon APQ8064, which is anticipated to sample in early 2012. The video below shows Qualcomm tablet running Windows 8.