Qualcomm's headquarters in Sorrento Valley. Photo via Reuters
Qualcomm’s headquarters in Sorrento Valley. Photo via Reuters

Microsoft is reportedly readying a version of Windows 10 operating system to run on tablets and notebooks powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor.

The move would allow San Diego-based Qualcomm to tap a market beyond smartphones for its flagship Snapdragon line of processors.

The development was reported online Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal, which said an official announcement would come on Thursday.

According to the report, Windows 10 is being adapted to run Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 835 chip.

Qualcomm is the biggest maker of processors for smartphones, but has lagged in other devices, where Intel chips have traditionally dominated.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.