Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor has been counted on as the next great processor that the company would be producing, and has been the presumptive processor of choice for many flagship devices. However, after recent issues related to overheating of the devices running the Snapdragon 810 processor – the company confirmed that the Snapdragon 810 would be in Microsoft’s next Lumia flagship device that would hit the market this year.

The press release said in part, “Microsoft and Qualcomm’s long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows phone. We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processors.”

This news came at a good time, shortly after it had been widely speculated and reported that Samsung would be dropping the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor from select devices, in particular countries. However, it would still appear as though Snapdragon 810 processors will be seen in the Samsung Galaxy S6 that will be featured here in the United States. The statement though seems like a move to cement themselves during a rather uncertain time. Specifically, investors were really uncomfortable with the future of the company – as trading last week revealed when the stock price tumbled a decent amount. This uncertainty though isn’t for a lack of good product – but rather due to the issues that this particular processor seem to be bringing to the table. The overheating issue is one that concerns a lot of people because it’s a processor that is going to be seen in a lot of devices this year.

However, the note, which Microsoft will be using the Snapdragon 810 processor, is a mark of celebration for many. This could really be a big step in Microsoft introducing the Lumia as a bigger player in the smartphone game. This coincided with the launch of Windows 10 really could go a long way to dramatically improving the standing of not only the Lumia as a brand for Microsoft, but Windows phones, and even Windows operating system for the company. It’s something that is important for the company to continue to grow as time goes on.


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