One of the killer app's of Microsoft's upcoming WIndows 8 OS is its compatibility with tablets. Next week at its BUILD conference, the software giant is expected to show how its next flagship product plays well with tablets via a new device from Samsung that was designed in partnership with the company. The new tablet is also said to feature a new quad-core chip from Nvidia called "Kal-El."

Microsoft is late to the tablet game, but building on some of the advancements it made with Windows Phone 7, Redmond may yet have an ace up its sleeve. We'll be back with developments after BUILD kicks off on September 15.