Excited to get your hands on a new Windows 8 tablet later this year? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that Samsung will be one of the first manufacturers to build a slate for Microsoft’s new operating system, according to reports. Samsung’s new Windows 8-powered Tablet is set to be unveiled by Microsoft at the company’s BUILD conference, which kicks off on September 13.
It certainly makes sense for Microsoft to tap Samsung’s expertise, as the company has in short order become a premiere Android smartphone and tablet manufacturer. Samsung has also braved other platforms, including phones on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, as well as its own Bada platform for low-end smartphones.
This new product manufactured by Samsung will be the company’s first collaboration with Microsoft in its hardware devices. Windows 8 tablet could be the first device to run NVIDIA’s new Kal El quad-core processor.
The new tablet will be ARM-powered and utilize a number of sensors which Windows 8 will actively support. It is possible that the devices given away at the event will be quad-core tablets, although it is not known whether the Samsung device will feature that specific chipset. This one would actually be able to run desktop apps. Aside from that, Microsoft brags that if they launch a tablet, it will have a “Natural User Interface” – simply put, it will perform much like an iOS device. Also, it is rumored that Windows 8 will be able to run Windows Phone 7 apps, just like iPhone apps working on iPads.
Windows 8 demo promises blazing fast boot just about 8 seconds only – a vast improvement over most machines running earlier versions of Windows today. We’re adding demo video below just after UI and HTML5 video.
Want to get ride into a tablet-friendly user interface and HTML5 apps ready to go! Watch these video after the break.