Snapdragon for Windows 10; in time for Christmas?

Subject: General Tech | April 24, 2017 - 01:15 PM |
Tagged: windows 10, snapdragon 835, qualcomm

Qualcomm have provided an updated estimate for when we might expect to see Windows 10 running on Snapdragon 835 devices, moving it very close to the end of the second half of 2017.  Having a product launch in December is risky if Qualcomm had hoped to see sales for the holiday season, especially for a type of product we have not seen since Microsoft released ARM powered Surface devices.  It is possible that the price may be attractive enough to entice some users into purchasing the devices but we likely won't see much action until the beginning of 2018.  The Register could not glean any more information beyond the updated release date from the call, we are still somewhat in the dark as to what Snapdragon powered Win 10 devices we will see.

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"But in last week's Q2 2017 earnings call, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said “Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into Mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year.”

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April 24, 2017 | 02:54 PM - Posted by willmore

Following on the success or WindowsRT and the SurfaceRT, Microsoft introduces.....

April 24, 2017 | 03:31 PM - Posted by Gunbuster

Only upside I can think of is the Snapdragon has its own WiFi/Bluetooth so perhaps this will be the end of Marvell Avastar from hell for the 10th time in a row...

Surface Pro
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Surface Pro 3
Surface RT
Surface Book
Surface Studio
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Worlds worst WiFi in each and every one of them

April 24, 2017 | 04:57 PM - Posted by remc86007

The Surface 2 was a really nice device, but the lack of X86 compatibility made it near useless, especially once Windows 10 came out and support for the Windows 8 app store ended. It was great three years ago for taking notes and editing documents in word. The battery life and standby time were incredible for the time.

April 25, 2017 | 01:58 AM - Posted by protoCJ

If it's really going to work with x86 software without any noticable issues aside from speed the release of Windows on ARM may be one of the most important events this decade in terms of PC market. Microsoft basically says that x86 is outdated (which it is) and that we should abandon it (which we should), and offers the only thing that really kept people from switching - software base.

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