There seems to be a great camaraderie among Samsung and Microsoft. According to rumors pouring in, the new Samsung tablet will run on Windows RT and will be hitting the shelves in the month of October. Windows RT is an edition of Windows 8 that runs on ARM-based processor.
As per a Bloomberg report, “Samsung has made a handheld computer built on Windows RT, the first version of Windows that works on ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) technology. Windows RT devices will be released in October.”
The buzz is that the Samsung Windows RT Tablet will break away from its very own Exyons Family for the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Not only Samsung but Microsoft will also be using Qualcomm processors in their recently announced Surface Tablets. Windows, which is clearly side-stepping the tablet market, will be launching two versions of Surface—Windows RT and Windows 8.
As far as Samsung is concerned it has already tasted the waters of the tablet market by bringing out both Android OS and Windows 7 tablets. According to the Telegraph, Apple is leading the market with a share of 58%. Samsung is far behind with 11% and this includes both the Windows 7 as well at their range of Android tablets
Apart from Samsung, the other player who are up to launch the Windows RT tablets are Asus, Acer and Toshiba.