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Snapdragon Surfaces

Reports surfaced this week about a Samsung version of Microsoft's forthcoming Surface for Windows RT tablet device to be available in October. According to an article on Mobile & Apps, the Samsung Surface will be built not with an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor as is Microsoft's version, but with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip, the same chip that powers Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone.

A less powerful chip released in a 1 GHz version earlier this year, the Snapdragon S4 series incorporates the ARMv7 instructions in two Cortex-A5 cores along with an Adreno 203 graphics processor. Faster dual-core versions are due later this year at speeds as high as 1.7 GHz, along with a quad-core version, also at that clock rate. Game on.



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