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Qualcomm: Snapdragon-powered Windows 8 PCs coming in 2012

Qualcomm has confirmed that it will launch Snapdragon chips to support the Windows 8 architecture. CEO Paul Jacobs confirmed that his company is working with Microsoft in an effort to deploy Windows 8-powered computers that run on Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon processors.

 

We’re going to see some interesting stuff going on,Windows 8 on ARM is a big opportunity

-CEO Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm

The task is not going to be easy since all apps and the whole windows architecture is designed to run on x86 processors. The applications will need to be rewritten to work on ARM processors.




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