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  • 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.

  • Windows 8 on ARM: more than just tablets, more to come on legacy apps and Office

    Windows on ARMOne of the first things Windows 8 chief Steven Sinofsky said in the Build keynote this week was that all the demos were “equally at home on ARM and on x86.” However, besides that statement and our brief look at the Developer Preview running on an Nvidia quad-core Kal-El reference tablet, Microsoft remained relatively tight-lipped on the new architecture support – especially on when it will release the ARM version of Win 8 to developers and how it plans to address the fact that future ARM PCs won’t run x86 desktop apps.

  • Windows 8 on ARM tablets: reference designs from Qualcomm, TI and Nvidia shown

    Windows on ARMWhile the x86 version of the Windows 8 Developer Preview was released last night and attendees were given Intel Core i5-powered tablets, there’s been very few public demos of the new OS on ARM devices here at Build. And while we’d love to say that’s changing today, it seems all the Win 8 ARM devices are being guarded quite closely. Reference design tablets running the Developer Preview from Nvidia, TI, and Qualcomm are now on display at the show, but sadly, most of them are behind glass with just the Start screen showing.

  • Intel, ARM set for next stage of laptop battle

    Windows on ARMIntel and challenger ARM are set for a PC showdown this week as competition heats up to redefine the laptop and reverse the sagging fortunes of the PC market. Intel this week at its Intel Developer Forum developer show will provide further details on the rollout of ultrabooks, which have been described as thin and light PCs with tablet-like features. The chip maker is also expected to talk up Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS at the show, which will be held in San Francisco Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Stocks that will benefit from Windows 8

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's next big catalyst is Windows 8, and from the early looks of things, it blows away its past predecessors.There was a demonstration done recently where the boot time was the fastest in Microsoft's history. On a regular laptop, it was even faster an Apple MacBook, which is known for its fast start times. Historically, this has been a major complaint of Windows users. From the looks of those videos, end users will not be complaining anymore.

  • Windows 8: Watch Microsoft’s full ARM tablet demo [video]

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft introduced a number of tablet concepts during a partner preview event earlier this week. - The software giant held a technical demonstration at Computex on Thursday to demonstrate Windows 8 to hardware partners. Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at Microsoft, demonstrated Windows 8 on a variety of tablets.

  • Microsoft previews ARM based Windows 8 tablets

    Windows on ARM

    Microsoft demonstrated a number of early prototypes on Thursday for ARM based Windows 8 tablets. - The software giant held a technical demonstration at Computex on Thursday to demonstrate Windows 8 to hardware partners. Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at Microsoft, demonstrated Windows 8 on a variety of tablets. 

  • Microsoft reveals ARM-powered Windows 8 prototypes (eyes-on)

    Windows on ARMRemember how Microsoft unveiled that whole "Windows 8" thing earlier today? It's back for more: here at Computex 2011 in Taipei, prototype ARM-based Windows 8 slates and smartbooks are coming out of the woodwork. Foxconn, Wistron and Quanta all unveiled early hardware for the new OS, with chips from Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and NVIDIA powering their live tiles -- including NVIDIA's upcoming Kal-El, which got both a tablet and a super-slim prototype notebook to call its own.

  • ARM working directly with Microsoft for next-generation Windows products

    Windows on ARMARM has been cooperating with Microsoft to develop processor architectures according to reports. - ARM president Philip Lu revealed that the company is working closely with Microsoft but refused to detail specifics at a press conference on Tuesday. Digitimes notes that ARM has licensed its latest Cortex A15 patents to several chip manufacturers including Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments, with products expected to be launched in late 2011 or early 2012, Lu said.

  • Windows on ARM official, but leaves many questions unanswered

    Windows on ARMSo, Microsoft has made official what was rumored towards the end of last year: the next version of Windows will not only run on x86 processors, but also certain ARM ones. Specifically, it will support certain ARM system-on-chip (SoC) designs from NVIDIA (with its Tegra family), Texas Instruments (with its OMAP 4 family), and Qualcomm (with Snapdragon).

  • Microsoft Announces Support of System on a Chip Architectures From Intel, AMD, and ARM for Next Version of Windows

    Windows on ARMLAS VEGAS — Jan. 5, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced at 2011 International CES that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures, including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc.


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