Samsung is reportedly working on a Windows RT tablet, joining the likes of Asus, Dell, and of course Microsoft itself.
Well at least it’s less likely to be banned by Apple.
We should see Samsung’s Windows RT tablet arrive around October, when the operating system launches.
Windows RT is a version of Windows 8 that’s optimised for touchscreens, so is perfect for tablets. Samsung’s tablet will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, which is strange considering Samsung’s devices usually run on Exynos ARM chips. But Qualcomm has said its processors are already ready for use in Windows RT devices, so Samsung could well just be wanting to save time.
Samsung will be the best known name to the general public to make a Windows RT tablet, thanks to its success with its Android-based Galaxy Tab and Galaxy phone ranges. It won’t have to compete with HP or HTC in Windows RT devices either, as neither will produce them.
So will the launch of a Windows RT tablet see Samsung turn its back on making Android devices? Its Galaxy Tab was banned by Apple in the US, and reportedly this was mainly down to the Android operating system, so it would be on safer ground with Windows RT. Though considering its ‘throw as many sizes of device at the wall and see which sticks’ approach, it wouldn’t surprise us if it continued on with both operating systems. You know, as well as Tizen.