Qualcomm is preparing for its second annual Technology Summit, this time from the sunny shores of Maui, where it will unveil the roadmap and technologies that it will be driving into the ecosystem for 2018. Hosted by EVP of Qualcomm Technologies Cristiano Amon, this event will play host to not just Qualcomm personnel but several other key leaders in the hardware and software industry, backing Qualcomm’s play into flagship mobile, Windows, and more.
The PC Perspective team is on-site to cover the announcements, interview executives, and attempt to gauge the potential for this technology being presented. If you want to follow along at home, Qualcomm is hosting a live stream of the event on its website and of course will be tweeting all of the key details from its primary account. It starts bright and early at 8:30am HST in Hawaii but that translates into 10:30am PST and 1:30pm EST for those of you on the mainland.
There are definite announcements coming that you should expect during the live stream. First, Qualcomm will be updating its flagship mobile platform to the Snapdragon 845, a potentially significant bump over the 835 shipping today. We have already seen rumors of several next-gen Android smartphones using the SD 845 including Samsung’s Galaxy S9. The company announced the SD 835 and corresponding technology in November of 2016 at the first Tech Summit, so expect Qualcomm to follow suit for the SD 845 this year.
More exciting to many might be the pending release of the much-hyped Windows on Snapdragon hardware. We have been talking about it for more than a year now, but we have it on high authority that we are past theory and will be seeing real hardware from real vendors with real prices and real time tables. These Windows 10-based notebooks and convertibles should include Gigabit-class LTE, extended battery life, and a true Windows 10 experience. But details up to this point have been sparse – hopefully this week we’ll have much more definitive information in our hands.
That’s all I can say for sure we’ll see at the Qualcomm Tech Summit, but who knows, the company may have some more surprises in store for us. The company has a lot of technology in development in areas like self-driving cars, mobile connectivity, IoT, VR; any of which could make for an interesting addition to our pre-CES flurry.
Suggest titles for their
Suggest titles for their presentation PowerPoint:
“If Win 10 on ARM is actually performant, non buggy, and not filled with eight “*oh it cant do that normal thing x86 win 10 can” disclaimers I’ll consider eating a dirty sock.”
“Helping Microsoft get to 1 billion activation’s by producing products that get used under 20 hours and then put in a drawer or thrown away”
Yea it would take a lot of
Yea it would take a lot of convincing to get me to try or use Windows 10 on ARM. Not that their tech is bad or anything. It is more the x86 thing and how 100% of windows software right now is x86 only. Also MS has a really bad track record when it comes to long term support on anything other than x86. If it does not do well they tend to just stop supporting it and those that bought into non x86 windows platform or even their mobile windows get shafted.
I just hope its faster than
I just hope its faster than the crap celerons and atoms that have populated so many cheap laptops.