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  • Nvidia promises 10+ hours battery life for Windows RT, no fans or vents in mobile PCs

    Windows on ARMNvidia's Rene Haas gave a speech on the growing trend toward more mobile computers at Computex today, but the message was Windows RT: specifically, how ARM processors like the company's Tegra 3 will change the way we think of our computers in terms of battery life, noise, and heat. "It's really the next step in the evolution of the PC towards a true mobility device," said Haas. "The most popular seat in the Starbucks will no longer be the one by the wall adapter — you can sit where you want."

  • First Windows on ARM video demo uploaded by Nvidia

    Windows on ARMNvidia have uploaded a video of "the very first Windows RT tablet the world has ever seen." The Tablet demonstrated is the ASUS Windows RT Tablet 600, powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core mobile (ARM) processor.

  • Windows RT devices will see limited release initially

    Windows on ARMOnly a handful of Windows RT devices will appear initially, as Microsoft wades slowly into new Windows waters, sources told CNET. Chipmakers Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments will initially get two "slots" each for devices, according to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans.

  • Nvidia ups outlook; Eyes Tegra 3 ramp, Windows 8 on ARM

    Windows on ARMGraphic chips player Nvidia raised its sales outlook for the second quarter and touted the ramp up of its latest Tegra chips for smartphones, tablets and Windows 8 on the ARM architecture. But the company misjudged demand for its latest GPUs and is straining to get enough supply from TSMC, its semiconductor manufacturer. How Nvidia muddles through its supply issues will dictate its success in the ultrabook market.

  • Nvidia to Draw on Graphics Strength for Windows 8 on ARM

    Windows on ARMNvidia is on the verge of delivering its own homegrown chips for Windows 8 devices, and the company hopes to use its extensive background in graphics to differentiate itself from competitors, according to a company executive.

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 to power some Windows 8 ARM test PCs

    Windows on ARMWe've already reported that Qualcomm and Microsoft are teaming up to provide PCs to developers for the testing of the ARM version of Windows 8. Now it looks like NVIDIA is also joining in. In a press release from the company, NVIDIA said it will also offer its ARM-based processors to help power some Windows 8 ARM test PCs that Microsoft will send to developers and hardware partners.

  • Nvidia expects to do well in Windows-on-ARM race

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - BARCELONA -- Three years ago, few people had heard of Nvidia processors. - But today the chipmaker is winning attention for its latest Tegra 3 quad-core technology being used in smartphones and tablets. The Tegra 3 is, for instance, used in the new Asus Transformer Pad 300 series and the Transformer Pad Infinity series, both of which were unveiled this week here at Mobile World Congress.

  • Microsoft shows Windows on ARM tablet designs

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - BARCELONA -- Windows on ARM-based reference design touchscreen tablets made an appearance on stage here today at Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview event at Mobile World Congress.

  • WOA! Windows 8 on ARM Revealed

    Windows on ARMThis week, after over a year of silence in the face of persistent and understandable questions from customers, tech enthusiasts and the press, Microsoft finally revealed more about its plans for Windows 8 on ARM or, as the company now calls it, WOA. I'm grateful that Microsoft answered a ton of questions about this release. There are, however, a few more questions too.

  • Windows 8 on Tablets Powered by NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and TI

    Windows on ARMWindows 8, the first version of the desktop client to arrive with enhancements meant for mobile devices and with expanded support for touchscreens, will also be the first to be loaded on ARM architectures. Dubbed WOA (Windows on ARM), the platform will offer the same features and capabilities that Windows 8 will offer when loaded on x86/64 architectures.

  • Windows 8 on ARM: Rearchitecting for new hardware

    Windows on ARMWe’ve already discussed the software distribution changes that are going in to the ARM versions of Windows 8; this post will focus on hardware. Windows 8 on ARM (WOA hereafter) has been built in close cooperation with Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Nvidia.

  • CES 2012: Where Are the Quad-Core Android and Windows 8 ARM Tablets?

    Windows on ARMComing into CES 2012, expectations were high for quad-core Android tablets and ARM-based Windows 8 slates. While some, notably ASUS, which has the quad-core Transformer Prime on the market and announced a higher-end model, didn't disappoint, most manufacturers held off on unveiling any quad-core tablets, and the Windows 8 on ARM tablet PCs on the show floor were hidden safely behind glass.

  • Windows 8 on ARM: You can look but you can't touch

    Windows on ARMIDG News Service - For a touch-based interface it was awfully hard to get hold of. Microsoft's Windows 8 OS was shown on a handful of prototype ARM-based tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, but almost no one was allowed to try it out.

  • Windows 8 ARM version could ship late, says ARM head

    Windows on ARMWindows 8 will have a version that runs on x86 processors such as those made by Intel and AMD. Microsoft's next PC operating system will also have a version that will run on processors based on designs created by UK-based ARM. Companies like Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and NVIDIA have all pledged to make ARM-based chips that will run Windows 8.

  • NVIDIA shows Windows 8 running on a Tegra-based tablet – video

    Windows on ARMIt's been a year since Microsoft announced that Windows 8 would run on devices with ARM-based processors as well as computers with x86 chips. But while a Windows 8 developer preview has been available for months, it currently only runs on x86 chips.

  • Microsoft lets chip makers pick Windows 8 ARM partners

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is taking the unusual step of letting ARM processor designers choose their own partners for Windows 8 systems, part suppliers stated Monday. NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments were each being told to pick one major and one minor partner, Digitimes understood. Among the major partners, NVIDIA had picked Lenovo, Qualcomm had chosen Samsung, and TI had selected Toshiba.

  • Taiwan vendors to play minor role in Windows On Arm development

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft has recently decided the downstream partners for its development of the Windows on Arm (WOA) platform with Taiwan-based vendors only invited to play minor roles in the project, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

  • Interview: Phil Carmack, Nvidia's Mobile Honcho

    Windows on ARMSAN JOSE, Calif. – Phil Carmack started his career designing IBM plug-compatible mainframes for Amdahl.  Later, he was the lead architect for 3DO, Trip Hawkins' high flying video game console startup that ultimately sold the box Carmack helped develop to Panasonic for $100 million.

  • ARM-Based Windows 8 Notebooks in Mid-2013?

    Windows on ARMUnnamed sources within notebook vendors are reporting that the Windows on ARM platform (Windows 8 + ARM-based SoC) is expected to make its official debut towards the end of 2012. Actual products may not enter the notebook sector until June 2013, and will likely be powered by Nvidia and Qualcomm ARM-based processors used in notebooks from Asus, Lenovo and other vendors.

  • Windows-on-ARM platform to join notebook competition in June 2013

    Windows on ARMWindows on ARM (WoA), a combination of Windows 8 and ARM-based processors, is expected to make an official appearance at the end of 2012 and will try to compete in the notebook market as soon as June 2013, according to sources from notebook vendors.


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