By Johnny Wills | Jul 09, 2012 01:30 PM EDT
After recording a victory in tablet market against Apple in court battles, Samsung is reportedly heading towards Windows RT platform.
Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg claimed that Samsung is planning to launch a Windows RT tablet this year. The tablet will boast Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor chip and will likely debut in October.
Other details regarding the device's hardware are unknown. What we know is that it will boast Qualcomm's processor, which is likely to be Snapdragon S4 dual-core. Snapdragon S4 is the same chip that Samsung features in its latest flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S3.
Windows RT is first desktop-class Windows operating system to run on ARM tablets. In simple words, Windows RT is a stripped-down version of Windows 8 that will not run old x86 binaries. As a result, the new application customized for Windows RT will only run on ARM version of Windows 8 tablets.
With world's largest PC maker HP leaving the game of ARM version of Windows 8, competiting firms have a good chance to shine in the Windows RT market.
Microsoft fired the gun of Windows ARM tablets earlier this year, by introducing its Surface tablet. Now tablet makers like Asus and Toshiba are eager to test the success of the new OS in the market.
Samsung will launch its Windows RT tablet as soon as Windows 8 operating system debut in the market, likely in October. The tablet could double Samsung's chances to outshine Apple in tablet market by combining both Windows and Android tablet shares.
The two tech giant has been jiggling with each other for a long time. The lawsuits are spread over 10 countries and Samsung seems to be lucky in UK. High Court of England and Wales gave Samsung clearance, after concluding that Samsung's tablets have recognizable differences with iPad, in a case against Apple.
Samsung is giving its best shot against Apple iPad with its Galaxy lineup of Android tablets. And now, Sammy wants to double its luck by launching Windows tablets. To make its Windows RT tablet a big hit, Samsung will need to pack it with better features than Microsoft Surface tablet, like 5- or 8-megapixel camera, Samsung Hubs, etc.