We know that Windows 10 will find its way to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and we got confirmation of that when the Raspberry Pi 2 launched with support for Microsoft’s upcoming operating system. Now, another board maker has announced support for Windows 10, and its none other than Microsoft’s premier Windows Phone chipmaker; Qualcomm.
If you were not aware of this, Qualcomm has its own Raspberry Pi equivalent called the DragonBoard. This tiny credit card-sized computer packs a quad-core 64-bit SnapDragon 410 processor running at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 306 GPU and a host of connectivity and expansion options. Once Windows 10 for IoT is out, users will be able to install the OS on the DragonBoard and start developing all sorts of solutions, be it for education or prototyping for robotics, cameras, wearables, medical solutions, vending machines and more.
“Qualcomm Technologies continues to offer the mobile device and development community the foundation and resources they need to build their portfolio of Windows devices across smartphones, tablets and IoE applications,” – Jason Bremner, SVP, Product Management, Qualcomm
With Windows 10 installed on the DragonBoard, creators will be able to take advantage of a host of Microsoft services, particularly Azure Cloud Services to accelerate the commercialization of new inventions and solutions. Qualcomm took the liberty of demoing the DragonBoard 410c running Windows 10 for IoT at the recent WinHEC event and we’ll have more info of this version of Windows 10 soon.
“Microsoft is committed to advancing the Internet of Things with Windows 10 and Azure Cloud Services. Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to provide Windows 10 for the DragonBoard 410c is an important milestone in realizing a new device-as-a-service proposition for device builders,” – Kevin Dallas, GM, OS Group, Microsoft
Additionally, Qualcomm’s new reference designs based on the Snapdragon 210 will be the first by the company to support Windows 10 Mobile. It will come in both tablet and smartphone form factors for OEMs to start developing devices with. This should result in a slew of new Windows 10 based devices ready to hit the market by the time Windows 10 launches in the summer.
Read more about the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c over at the source link below.Further reading: Microsoft, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Windows 10