Qualcomm joins Microsoft’s ARM developer seeding program to provide Snapdragon processor

By TelecomLead TeamQualcomm
has announced that its Snapdragon processor will be joining Microsoft’s Windows
on ARM developer seeding program, as it is working with Microsoft to provide
test PCs to select developers.

Qualcomm has joined Microsoft to provide its processor to
test and optimize apps for forthcoming Snapdragon-powered Windows on ARM PCs
and tablets.

These test PCs contain Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
processor with second-generation high performance, power efficient CPU,
hardware accelerated Adreno graphics, full multimedia, GPS, sensors, and
peripherals that will enable development and test of next-generation Windows
Metro style apps for the coming wave of Windows on ARM PCs.

The Windows on ARM developer seeding program is aimed at ensuring
that Windows Metro style apps available in the Windows Store work great on all
Windows 8-based PCs, including those with Qualcomm’s ARM-compliant Snapdragon

“Based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, these
systems will equip developers to create Metro style apps and offer a rich set
of hardware peripherals that plug in and help enable seamless user experiences
on the Windows on ARM platform,” said Stefan Kinnestrand, director of
business planning, Windows Division, Microsoft.

This invitation-only program will combine a pre-release
version of Windows on ARM with next-generation, high performance Snapdragon S4
test PCs.

“Qualcomm is committed to the Windows on ARM
ecosystem and knows that enabling developers is a crucial factor for
its success. We are now providing Snapdragon S4 test PCs with
built-in 4G LTE, activated in some regions, to software application
developers,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product
management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm.

Recently, Qualcomm
Atheros, a networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm, launched its
802.11ac Wi-Fi products. 802.11ac expands performance and coverage to enable HD video-grade connectivity
across crowded networks.

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