According to several reports, Samsung is developing a new tablet that is going to run the Windows RT OS. The RT is the Windows 8 variant for ARM based processors that populate most of the tablets in the world. The tablet from Samsung will be unveiled to the world at the launch event of Windows 8, which Microsoft announced would be held in late October this year.
The supposed Windows RT tablet from Samsung is likely to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, according to sources from the industry. This comes from a report by Bloomberg which has also predicted that Samsung will be looking for a new device running the next generation OS. However, there has been no official confirmation or denial from Samsung. While it is hard to say what Samsung will do with the tablet, chances are that such a tablet indeed exists. Judging from the manufacturer’s past moves, it is evident that Samsung uses everything from everybody. It has smartphones running all possible operating systems and even uses a variety of processors. In fact, it is possible that Samsung starts on Intel Clover Trail devices, for which Windows 8 is designed and even develop various ARM devices with Windows RT.
As of now, the only Windows RT devices are the Asus Tablet 600 that runs the NVidia Tegra 3 System-on-a-chip (SoC) processor, which was launched at Computex and the Microsoft Surface tablet that was unveiled very recently in Los Angeles. According to analysts, though Samsung has been keeping quiet about its approach to Windows RT, it is in all probability getting a tablet ready, given its vast foraying interests. Moreover, this also shows the budding relationship between Samsung and Microsoft, which began with the software giant using the Samsung tablet as the basis for developing Windows 8. If this is indeed the case, it is very good news for Microsoft which has recently lost one of its long term and most trusted partners, Hewlett Packard, from the Windows RT bandwagon and in fact, this was what prompted the Microsoft Surface.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is likely to be run only with a few manufacturer’s devices as companies like Acer are not ready to implement it and others like HTC have been blocked by Microsoft. However, the best fits for Microsoft’s OSs are Nokia and Samsung.