Qualcomm Demos Windows 8 on Snapdragon

ARM support in Windows 8 has been announced for quite a while, yet there really hasn’t been much in the way of demonstrations. Qualcomm has shown a demo at CES, running on it’s Snapdragon S4 processor. As an alternative to Intel’s x86 offerings, ARM is a great architecture to use for tablets due to it’s long battery life and low heat output. x86 compatibility in Windows 8 is supposed to be working, as well. I can’t wait to see a good hands on demonstration soon.

"Windows 8 is a great match for Snapdragon because we build our processors from the ground up," Jacobs told attendees. "Windows 8 ARM support is a game changer."