Despite Windows 8 still being some way off, reports are suggesting that we may be set to see a quad-core Windows 8 tablet as soon as next week.
Yes, that’s right folks, a Windows 8 tablet could be unveiled by Microsoft at a conference it is holding next week, bringing some much welcome competition to the tablet OS market, rivalling iOS and Android.
Microsoft executive, Steven Sinofsky, who has been recently been giving us some insight into the new-look Windows 8, is set to be the man to unvile the much anticipated tablet. While Sinofsky has so far been limiting his revalations to the Building Windows 8 blog, next week will be a little different.
Sinofsky is set to address the audience at Microsoft’s annual BUILD developers' conference in Anaheim, California next week on 13 September at 9am and will show off a quad-core tablet.
The manufacturer is likely to be Samsung, according to the Korea Economic Daily, and the slate will indeed be powered by a quad-core processor. This is almost certainly of the ARM variety and could be the much vaunted Kal-El processor from Nvidia, which it claims will be on the market before the end of 2011.
Microsoft has previously said that it would be giving away a quad-core tablet to every developer at the conference even giving a brief glimpse of the device (above).
With consumer versions of the Windows 8 tablets not going to be available for another 12 months or so, the reveal next week will give us an indication of just how tailored Windows 8 will be for touch interfaces - and indeed if there is going to be a touch-specific version of the operating system.