business

  • Windows on ARMAccording to multiple hardware vendors, Microsoft is charging OEMs as much as $95 for each Windows RT license. Tech site VR-Zone quizzed a number of hardware vendors on the convention floor at Computex Taipei and $85 was "the most commonly quoted price" for a Windows RT license for ARM-powered tablets, with quoted prices ranging between $80 and $95.

  • Windows on ARMIf a new report from Vr-zone.com is accurate, Microsoft could very well be shooting itself in the foot when it comes to marketing their Windows RT (formerly 'Windows on ARM' or 'WOA') tablets. The report states that Microsoft is charging $85-90 per license with $85 being the most common price quoted. 

  • Windows on ARMRedmond-based software giant Microsoft is getting ready to bring to the market its first Windows flavor to offer support for ARM processors, namely Windows 8. On devices powered by ARM chips, the platform will be called Windows RT, though it will offer roughly the same experience as the Windows 8 OS loaded on devices running x86 architectures.

  • Windows on ARMThe Microsoft announcement that Internet Explorer will be the only browser choice on some Windows RT devices brought a howl of protest from one browser rival, Mozilla, but Microsoft faces a much different market than when it gave away Internet Explorer for free to crush Netscape Navigator in the browser war of the 1990s.

  • Windows on ARMWith the big release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system fast approaching, the war of words between Intel and ARM has become more heated as the rivals gear up for the release of new touch-based devices with their processors.

  • Windows on ARMWindows RT tablets could cost $500 to $700 -- too high to make them viable in a market filled with less expensive tablets, according to an IDC analyst who researched costs with device manufacturers and component suppliers."My biggest concern is that Windows RT tablets could be many times more expensive than the Amazon Fire price of $200 -- even something as high as $599 and above, which is a concern for their viability," said IDC analyst Tom Mainelli, in a telephone interview.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft may end up facing even steeper competition in the tablet arena than it expected. Seeking to establish a a foothold in the tablet market at a lower price point than full fledged Windows 8 tablets, Microsoft developed Windows RT. Windows RT is a variation of Windows 8 that will run on tablets powered by ARM processors rather than Intel x86/x64 chips.

  • Windows on ARMAhead of Computex, ARM officials say the combination of low-power chip designs and Microsoft's Windows 8 OS will drive adoption of ARM-based PCs. - ARM executives used the run-up to the 2012 Comdex show to set the stage for the next few years, forecasting up to a 20 percent share of the notebook market within three years and promising 20-nanometer processors by next year.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft is hoping the touch-screen-friendly Windows 8 is its ticket into the growing tablet PC market. But its pricing of the new OS may be doing the company no favors when it comes to competing against the established powers in the space.

  • Windows on ARMWhile Intel Corp. is attempting to enter the market of smartphones and tablets, ARM is trying hard to plant microprocessors based on its architecture into personal computers and servers. ARM is more than optimistic about its opportunities: the company believes that it will control higher share of PC market than Intel will control the market of smartphones.

  • Windows on ARMAt the end of last week, the Mozilla Foundation publicly voiced its concerns about certain restrictions that Microsoft is imposing on its new Windows RT operating system – the version of Windows 8 designed and optimised for ARM-based devices. Microsoft’s plan is for Internet Explorer 10 to be the only browser on Windows RT that can operate in both the new Metro and ‘classic’ Desktop environments.

  • 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.

  • Windows on ARMIntel CEO Paul Otellini on Thursday said that the company has an advantage over its rival ARM on Windows 8 for tablets because of decades of developing x86 chips that support the Windows operating system.

  • Windows on ARMWindows RT, also known as Windows 8 ARM, is expected to to grow slowly in the tablet market place over the next five years, according to a new report from NPD DisplaySearch.

  • Windows on ARMDon't look for tablets sporting Windows RT to have a big impact in the next year or two, says NPD DisplaySearch -- as it boosts its expectations for the tablet market overall.
     

  • Windows on ARMWhile it will be six months or longer before Microsoft releases Windows 8 and its companion products, the company has been putting out a lot of information about its plans lately. One big Windows 8 mystery to date is Windows for ARM based tablets. Formerly known as Windows on ARM (or WOA), the company recently settled on Windows RT as the official name for Windows 8 on low-cost ARM-based tablets.

  • Windows on ARMFollowing Microsoft and Barnes and Noble's joint announcement earlier today that Microsoft would be investing $300 million for a 17.6% stake in a Barnes and Noble spinoff company based around Barnes and Noble's Nook line, speculation is now mounting that future Nook products may be powered by Windows. 

  • Windows on ARMSummary: I'd thought Windows 8 tablets one shot at the business market because IT administrators could deploy and manage them with Active Directory. Guess what? They're not supporting Active Directory on them.

  • Windows on ARMIn a recent development, Microsoft unveiled three editions of its next Windows products, namely, the consumer-friendly Windows 8, the more advanced and versatile Windows 8 Pro and the tablet-friendly Windows RT.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has put up a blog post confirming the naming structure for the next version of the Windows operating system. It also lists most of the features that each edition will have.
     


Facebook Twitter RSS E-Mail

Windows on ARM - Windows RT