Windows 8 PC’s Will Be Closer To Smartphones: Qualcomm

Executives from mobile chipmaker Qualcomm said that Windows 8 PC’s will have features that will make them similar to the modern smartphones.

Qualcomm Predicts New Generation Of Portables Running On Windows 8

Qualcomm Heads Talk About Windows 8 PC’s Being Similar To Smartphones

Qualcomm executives recently took time out to talk about how Windows 8 is changing the way we look at everyday computing. According to them, PC’s running Windows 8 will have features that are commonly associated with smartphones. These features include things like always-on; low power stand-by mode; quick sleep and session restore; tightly integrated resource management for processor, memory and battery and apps.

Qualcomm is one of the largest mobile chipmakers of the world. Its recent claim to fame is the Snapdragon chip. It is an ARM based chip that became the first mobile chip ever to achieve a clock speed of 1GHz. It’s current version is a dual core model with speeds that can go up to 2GHz. Since it is an ARM-based processor, it will support Windows 8 Metro. It is expected to turn up inside multiple tablets, phones and other new generation portables.

A Whole New Breed Of Windows PC’s Coming With Windows 8

Windows 8 is a paradigm shift in terms of how we look at computing. With touch at the fore front of the system, it will completely change the way we interact. Since it is optimized for pan device usage, especially mobile, it has been built with very efficient battery and other resource management. For example, it has a connected stand by mode that allows the whole system to go on stand by to save energy and yet stay connected to the network and stay updated.

With Windows 8, Qualcomm and many others anticipate a sharp change in how the market operates. Windows 8 is expected to give rise to a whole new generation of portables that have touch at the forefront but can just as easily transform in to a keyboard/mouse centric workstation. These can be hybrid devices that are in between tablets and notebooks/netbooks. Intel’s touch-enabled Ultrabooks are similar to what Qualcomm is thinking about with a more mobile and handheld approach.

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