It stands to reason that Microsoft has already forged partnerships and alliances with different chip manufacturers for Windows 8. So it’s not really surprising that Qualcomm has partnered up with the Redmond firm to deliver their famed Gobi solution that powered 3G/4G LTE connectivity for prototype Windows 8 devices during the unveiling of the OS at the BUILD conference earlier this week.
“We are excited to be at BUILD to show the Windows ecosystem and how we are working together towards commercialization of apps and hardware that will run Windows 8,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm. “It is a priority for Qualcomm to work with the developer community to optimize the Snapdragon and Gobi-powered platform for Windows 8 to provide an unparalleled mobile user experience.”
This also means that there’ll be two ARM-based chipmakers that will power Windows 8 machines in the future: NVIDIA and Qualcomm.