Late Monday, Qualcomm dropped a major announcement regarding the future of Windows RT 8.1 devices, and the announcement couldn’t make Windows 8.1 fans more happier. With the announcement, Qualcomm promises to bring faster mobile processors to mobile Windows 8.1 devices this year.
In its press release late Monday, Qualcomm announced that it’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will be included in Windows RT 8.1 devices, which includes up to 2.2GHz per core and 3G/4G mobile technologies. This combined with faster power and mobile productivity will launch a number of Windows RT 8.1 devices later this year.
Faster Devices, Mobile Connectivity
With the Snapdragon 800 processors inside Windows 8.1 RT devices, the future of these devices should see much faster processors than ever before. With these Windows RT 8.1 devices capable of up to 2.2GHz per core, the raw power inside these devices should be powerful enough to handle any Microsoft Office and mobile application. In addition, 3G/4G/LTE modems are integrated on the chip, which will give these devices mobile connectivity with a number of worldwide carriers to be announced.
USB 3.0 and Support for Windows Features
Also in its announcement, Qualcomm and Microsoft together will bring together devices that include USB 3.0 and support for Windows RT 8.1 features and services, which should make any enduser, business, enterprise, and business user very happy. Users will be able to connect any number of USB 3.0 devices that include keyboards, external drives, and connectivity devices to make their Windows 8.1 RT devices faster and more powerful wherever they are deployed.
One of the best details on this, is that Qualcomm is making its commitment to the Windows RT and Windows 8.1 platform with the deployments of mobile technologies. During this week in Taiwan, companies like Asus are making announcement of Windows 8 mobile tablets that include these mobile options and the Qualcomm integration will give customers ways to use these devices while in the office and on the road. With its high performance chips, ability to connect to a number of devices, and integration with the Windows 8.1 platform, Qualcomm is setting its place in the future of Windows RT 8.1 products and devices to come.