Windows 8 has already been shown running on Intel-based latops and tablets during CES 2012 but today a press event showed Microsoft's next operating system being demoed on a tablet running Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor. SlashGear reports that the demo occured during Qualcomm's CES 2012 press conference, held just before the exhibit hall opened to attendees..
The demo was a brief one with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs showing the tablet in action, running on AT&T's LTE wireless network. Jacobs called running Windows 8 on the ARM-based Snapdragon S4 a "game changer". There's no word on which company actually made the tablet nor if the product will actually be sold by AT&T when it actually comes out.
In a press release that promoted the CES 2012 demo, Qualcomm's senior vice president of computing and consumer products Luis Pineda said:
Our Snapdragon S4 processors' LTE network support and comprehensive software and hardware integration help deliver greater flexibility and connectivity options to Microsoft and device manufacturers. PC - including tablets, convertibles and notebooks - and other device makers alike continue to choose Qualcomm processors for the best combination of processing performance, efficient power usage and wireless connectivity on a single platform.