Samsung & Microsoft To Launch Windows 8 Tablets At BUILD

Microsoft and Korean tech giant Samsung will demonstrate a Windows 8-powered tablet at the forthcoming Microsoft developers' conference, BUILD, which is taking place between the 13th and 16th of September in Anaheim, California.

According to Korean news website Chosunilbo, Samsung has officially confirmed that "Windows 8 will be unveiled at the BUILD event [....], and Samsung's tablet PC will be used to demonstrate it."

Chosunilbo also claims that the Windows 8 version that will be on display at the BUILD event will be a reference model, which would be used by the likes of Dell and HP to power their own products, otherwise known as a working beta.

The tablet is likely to be powered by a quad core SoC which we believe will be the Kal-El rather than one of Samsung's own Exynos brand.

Samsung has been particularly quiet regarding the Exynos family lately and opted for a rival product, the Nvidia Tegra 2, in a few of its flagship products, with the Galaxy S WiFi opting for the TI OMAP4xxx SoC and one variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II featuring a Qualcomm SoC. Apple is likely to switch from Samsung to TSMC to manufacture its A5 chip and future iterations as well.