Even with a dud being the actual Surface RT, Microsoft is cooking up a sequel. Nvidia is working closely with Microsoft to make sure the second generation of Surface is a "big success." Says CEO Jen-Hsun Huang in an interview with cnet. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told CNET that his company is "working really hard" on the second-generation Surface with hopes it will be more successful than its predecessor. As such you can ssume a Tegra 4 SoC will be used in the upcoming models.
Nvidia provided the processor for the first Surface RT, but sales of the device have been dismal. Microsoft had to write down $900 million for Surface RT last month, and the software giant later revealed it had generated only $853 million in revenue from Surface RT and Surface Pro since their debut last fall. A big problem for Surface RT, the version of the tablet that runs on ARM-based chips instead of Intel, is that it didn't have Outlook available at launch, Huang said.
"It is the killer app for Windows," Huang said. "Now we're going to bring it with the second-generation Surface. We're working really hard on it, and we hope that it's going to be a big success." It has long been believed that Microsoft is developing new Surfaces, including a possible version with a smaller screen. Qualcomm and Nvidia were believed to be the chip suppliers for the Surface RT versions, though neither company had confirmed that fact. Microsoft declined to comment.
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