Qualcomm: ARM-Powered Windows 10 PCs will be arrive in Q4 2017
Back at the WinHEC 2016, Microsoft partnered with the Qualcomm to bring the entire Windows 10 experience on the ARM processor. This is the huge step for both companies. Windows 10 on ARM device will surely start a new era of computing. But..?
After that event we haven’t heard about this topic neither from Qualcomm nor from Microsoft. So far we only know that ARM based Windows 10 PC will be available in 2017. But today, Qualcomm’s CEO finally gave some more information about it.
At the earnings call for Qualcomm’s Q2 2017 earnings, the CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, confirmed that the first Windows 10 PCs powered by ARM processors will be launching in Q4 of this year — around October-December. He also reveal that the Snapdragon 835 processor will be the first processor which runs the Windows 10. He explained:
“We have an opportunity to disrupt the existing suppliers of the PC and the datacenter. Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into Mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year. In the data center, we announced the collaboration with Microsoft and demonstrated Windows Server Running on our 10 nanometer Qualcomm Centriq processors, the first 10 nanometer server processors in the industry.”
Here take a note that the ARM based Windows 10 device will arrive later this year, that doesn’t means that the we will see so many devices by the end of the year. Maybe, we have to wait at least for the E3 2018 or more. Although, OEMs will gradually take advantage of new processor and will launch new devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. But we do know that the first set of Windows 10 PCs powered by the Snapdragon 835.
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