Microsoft will continue to use Qualcomm chipsets exclusively for the Windows Phone devices. Andy Lees, Windows Phone Division Head at Microsoft told Bloomberg in an interview, that Microsoft currently has no plans to work with other chipset makers for Windows Phone devices. With one uniform chipset hardware, Microsoft wants to ensure smoother performance on the Windows Phone devices.
Andy Lees informed that the heavy volume is Microsoft’s motivation to help the handset makers so that affordable handsets are offered. Even the cost of producing handsets supporting Windows Phone 7.5 is expected go down in next year. That’s because low cost of production and affordable handsets will result into less royalty to pay off for Microsoft.
Consumers will get to see more Windows Phone 7.5 devices from different handset makers. Also the interim updates from Microsoft will roll out faster for all devices because the hardware will more or less remain the same.
Microsoft also promised to bring Windows Phone handsets with dual-core processor and 4G LTE supporting in coming years. However, the company did not specify the timeline.
Google Android platform on the other hand has several different hardware chipsets involved to roll out different handsets. That is one major reason why major system updates take a long time to roll out through the handset makers.