Intel processors are synonymous with Windows PCs. For years the company has maintained a stronghold in the PC market but it seems things are about to change as Qualcomm just announced today that it will be working with Windows to release computers with Snapdragon processors starting next year. Surprising news, right?
The announcement was made this morning at Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event. The partnership will see the first set of computers shipping with the new Snapdragon 835 processor next year. The processor is fully compatible with the Windows 10 ecosystem and will enable hardware developers create next generation device for factors, providing mobility to cloud computing. You will also be able to run x86 Win32 and universal Windows apps including MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Windows 10 games.
Qualcomm’s processors will bring features like Gigabit LTE connectivity, advanced multimedia support, machine learning, and superior hardware security features (ultrasonic fingerprint scanners?), and all this will not get in the way of making devices that are thin, fanless, and have superb battery life.
Vice-president of Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon in his speech said that ”With compatibility with the Windows 10 ecosystem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform is expected to support mobility to cloud computing and redefine how people will use their compute devices.”