We previously talked about Qualcomm powered Windows 10 devices being in the works and that seems to be the case according to Microsoft. Both companies will be coming together in order to deliver mobile devices that run Windows 10. Qualcomm powered Windows 10 devices will have great battery life according to Microsoft.
The mobile segment of the market is on its boom with more and more people buying smartphones, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrid devices. These devices are portable and yet powerful enough to do daily tasks. While these might not be powerful enough for gaming, technology has come a long way and you can do plenty on these mobile devices.
Snapdragon 835 will be the bare minimum required to run Windows 10 on mobile devices. It should be enough to run programs like Photoshop, so you can do a bit of content creation on the go. According to Pete Bernard, the group program manager for Windows at Microsoft:
“The PC space and the phone space have been sort of in parallel universes for a couple of decades … what two better companies to bring those worlds together than Microsoft and Qualcomm. We’ve been working furiously in Redmond and with our partners in San Diego on this thing. We have hundreds of these devices now being used on a daily basis … we’re getting pretty far along in the development process.”
These devices are currently being worked on and it is just a matter of time before they are ready to be mass produced and released to the general public. Bernard also talked about the battery life of these Windows 10 devices and his story gave us an idea of what we can expect when both these companies come together.
“One of the funny anecdotes is we handed out these devices to all of our dev directors and leaders across the windows org, and we started getting all these bug reports back … saying ‘the battery meter’s not working, it says I still have a full charge. It turned out not to be a bug; it just has a great battery life. So people are getting used to this concept of having a device that you don’t have to charge, and at the same time people are getting used to this notion of being always connected and having a device with that LTE connectivity built in.”
The Snapdragon 835 is already being used in smartphone and it will be interesting to see how well it can power Windows 10 on a notebook. You can also check out the new features of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update here.
Let us know what you think about these upcoming Qualcomm powered Windows 10 devices and whether or not you would rather have a mobile ARM processor instead of one from Intel.