Windows RT kill

  • Microsoft: Skype app will stop working on Windows Phone and Windows RT in "early 2017"

    Windows on ARMA few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would soon be dropping Skype support for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 devices, along with several older versions of rival operating systems.

  • Windows 10 RT shows signs of existence

    Windows on ARMIt would appear that the rumors of Windows RT's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The dead OS is showing signs of life as Windows 10 RT. Windows RT, announced and released in 2012, was designed to bring Windows to ARM based processors. User adoption was extremely low, as the OS looked exactly like Windows 8; however, it was only able to run apps that were available in the Store, as well as Office RT, which came preinstalled.

  • The real reason why you’ll never get Windows 10 on your Surface RT tablet

    Windows on ARM"What Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away". That was the mantra my colleagues and I adhered to when I was leading Intel’s PC benchmarking efforts in the early 2000s. As the resident "HOC" (Highly-paid Outside Consultant) to the company’s Desktop Architecture Labs (DAL), my job was to help Intel’s engineers design the most complex desktop runtime environments possible for the purpose of showcasing the performance advantages of each new PC chip generation.

  • Audible jumps on board the Windows 10 bandwagon, removes app for Windows RT

    Windows on ARMAudible, who claims to be “the world’s largest provider of premium audiobooks,” has a long and storied history on Windows. After being neglected for what seemed like an eternity, the Windows Phone client was recently updated, to good reviews.

  • Did you pull a boner and buy a Windows RT Surface? Microsoft offers redemption

    Windows on ARMBelieve it or not, I loved Windows RT; hell, I still do. My Surface 2 still gets a good amount of use for gaming and web surfing. Unfortunately, the limited nature of the operating system (a positive from a security standpoint) was a turn-off to consumers, and rightfully so; Windows that can't run legacy programs? Doomed from the start.

  • Windows RT: Did it really die? Absolutely not and here's why

    Windows on ARMThere's no need to ask for a show of hands. To get a sense of how long the Windows RT hate-train is, you can just spend a few minutes Googling. A few weeks ago when Microsoft let loose that official Windows RT devices, like the Surface 2, were not getting Windows 10 in any proper shape, the anti-RT chorus cheered that they have been finally vindicated.

  • Windows RT: Mission Accomplished

    Windows on ARMIn 1993, Microsoft introduced Windows NT. Unlike Windows 3.1—and, later, Windows 95 and 98—it could run on processors made by companies other than Intel or AMD. Windows NT supported several chips that had little traction in the PC market, but the land grab yielded little.

  • Windows RT: Ambitious beginning, quick descent

    Windows on ARMIn October of 2012, Microsoft released Windows RT but what followed will be remembered for years to come as a major strategy shift for Windows that ultimately failed. Plagued with branding issues, a confusing message to consumers and a Windows Store that never materialized, Windows RT left Microsoft in a troubled position.

  • Microsoft Gets Ready to Kill the Second Vista: Windows RT to Go Dark This Year

    Windows on ARMWe all knew that Windows RT had no future, but Microsoft has always tried to make it successful despite the criticism that came from pretty much all around it, including from partners and users alike.

  • Windows RT is Dead, But Microsoft Hasn't Learned

    Windows on ARMWindows RT is dead, according to a Microsoft slide shown on WinBeta.org today. It will not receive updates. It has no upgrade path, although it may get a few consolation features. It was a bad idea in the first place. And now, Microsoft may be making the same mistake again with Windows 10.

  • Windows RT: The odd birth, brief life, and quiet death of Microsoft's ugly duckling operating system

    Windows on ARMIn June 2012 in front of an audience of journalists, Microsoft's then-CEO Steve Ballmer was in philosophical mode, pondering how important hardware was to Microsoft, a company best known for its software.

  • Don’t Kill Windows RT, Users Tell Microsoft

    Windows on ARMWindows RT was introduced with much fanfare in October 2012, when Microsoft rolled out the Surface RT tablet, but the company is now planning to slowly phase it out as it switches the focus on the full Windows experience.

  • Windows on ARM lives on, even as it dies

    Windows on ARMWindows on ARM has not been universally popular. When first announced a week shy of three years ago, the prospect of Windows running on ARM processors piqued many people's interest, particularly around what software it would be able to run, and what hardware it would be able to run it on.

  • Windows RT Becomes the New Vista: Microsoft Kills Last Nokia Tablet Running It

    Windows on ARMWindows Vista is pretty much known as Microsoft's biggest flop in the operating system industry, but it appears that another product is very likely to get the same nickname anytime soon. - Windows RT, which was launched in October 2012 on the Surface RT, is very likely to be dropped in the near future, as Microsoft officially canceled the Lumia 2520 tablet running it.

  • Microsoft's decision to ditch Surface is a long-overdue mercy killing for Windows RT

    Windows on ARMFor too long it was the metaphorical unwanted litter of kittens tied in a sack just waiting for someone to ditch it in the river. Windows RT is dead, having enjoyed a cancer-ridden 'life' for longer than many people expected. Microsoft announced that it is no longer going to manufacture Surface devices, all but signing the death warrant for Windows RT.

  • Microsoft confirms Surface 2 production has ended, but Windows RT questions remain

    Windows on ARMAs part of its latest quarterly financial results, Microsoft revealed this week that its Surface revenues had increased by almost 25%, rising to $1.1 billion. The catalyst for that growth was the launch of the Surface Pro 3 - the thinnest, lightest, largest and most feature-complete iteration of the product so far.

  • Microsoft Said to Back Off Plans to Debut Smaller Surface

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT), struggling to break into the tablet market, backed off plans to introduce a smaller version of its Surface tablet based on Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) processors, people with knowledge of the decision said.

  • R.I.P. RT? Twitter toys with killing retweets in favour of 'Shares'

    Windows on ARMRetweeting is an integral part of the Twitter experience, and the ability to instantly repeat something that another user has said to all of your followers is a feature that tweeters across the globe take advantage of every day. But just days after Twitter announced a range of multimedia-focused changes - including the ability to upload multiple images in a single tweet, and to tag other users in an image - it looks like the company may be toying with further changes, this time related to retweets.

  • Microsoft Is Not Killing Windows RT

    Windows on ARMThere's been a lot of buzz in recent weeks over the future of Windows, particularly the notion that Microsoft will kill off Windows RT. These claims are overhyped and built largely on semantics. Though Windows RT might not survive in name, you can expect it to remain a part of Microsoft's catalogue for the foreseeable future.

  • Is Microsoft really killing off Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMThere’s been a lot of talk in the press over the past few days that Microsoft is planning to kill off RT, its ARM version of Windows. Speculation about the future of the tablet OS has been rife for ages. Five months ago I declared, "Stick a fork in it, Windows RT is done" and although the OS is still with us -- thanks mostly to its inclusion in Surface and Surface 2 -- its days look to remain numbered.


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