QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) is said to be working with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for inexpensive phones powered with Windows 10 Mobile. The low price phones will cost around $80 or maybe even less. These phones are set to enter mass production in the next two months and will be released in the fourth quarter of this year, claims DigiTimes. Qualcomm is planning to put in a MSM8909, which is a Snapdragon 210 chip, featuring a quad-core processor, and supports 4G LTE. The reports didn’t provide much details about the hardware but people can have an idea of what it’s going to be like from the processor. The
Snapdragon 210 chip with four ARM Cortex A7 cores is clocked at 1.1GHz, and paired with an Adreno 304 graphics unit. The device will support Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11n. It will also have a 720p display and an eight megapixel camera along with 1080p HD video playback and Qualcomm Quick charger 2.0 support. The company will benefit from this because they’re a chip maker and do not need to pay licensing fees to Microsoft for using Windows 10 Mobile OS. That right there helps lower the price of the phones, which will compete with Android devices out there. Qualcomm has also confirmed that they will be partnering with Allwinner Technology, which is a China-based fabless semiconductor company that designs mixed-signal systems on a chip (SoC). The two will release Windows 10 Mobile low-end smartphones and tablets. The company headquartered in Zhuhai, Guangdong has experience with SoC processors that have been widely implemented in Android-based tablets and will work with Qualcomm, who is looking to expand through partnerships with big companies.
We’re just days away from the release of Microsoft’s new operating system which will come to many devices, including the Xbox One. With details and rumors surfacing around what the new operating system will bring, the giant has confirmed that Windows 10 users can now stream gameplay footage from Xbox One. That is great news for gamers that were waiting for the company to deliver, Microsoft said it would add the feature earlier this year.
For those that don’t know how this will work, the game streaming function will only work within your house by pairing the two devices over your local network. Xbox’s Larry Hryb provided more details on a blog post he made yesterday, he said the feature will include a party chat mode that lets you talk with your streaming friends inside or outside of a game, and a lot more options for when you’re going to share game clips and screenshots.
Windows 10 will be released July 29, 2015 and the company will provide upgrade licenses for the new operating system at no charge to those who own a genuine copy of an eligible edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. They giant has stated in the past that Windows 10 would freely receive updates for the “supported lifetime of the device”. They have also said that the upcoming release will receive mainstream support for 10 years but that is not yet clear because it will depend on the version you have.