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  • Windows on ARMWe finally have an official admission from Microsoft on what its plans are for Windows Phone and Windows RT. Windows RT in particular has come under quite a bit of scrutiny, and a new device hasn’t been released or announced in 10 months, so it’s great to see confirmation of the OS’s future. streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system.”

  • Windows on ARMIn late-October 2012 Microsoft released Windows Phone 8. Today, it is still the latest available iteration, more than a year after its arrival. Some would say its feature set was outdated when it launched, more so now as both rivals, Android and iOS, have been improved multiple times since, pushing them further ahead of Microsoft's own competitor.

  • Windows on ARMBad news for Windows Phone users, as new info on the release of the next major update for Microsoft's mobile operating system has just emerged and things are not looking as good as we originally thought.

  • Windows on ARMMore than a year after its launch, Windows Phone 8 will finally get its first major update in the form of Windows Phone 8.1. Now that the update's release is imminent, developers have started getting their hands on the new version's software development kit, and they're reporting on the improvements Microsoft has made.

  • Windows on ARMA leaker took to Reddit earlier today and listed details of Microsoft’s coming Windows Phone 8.1 surfaced through early access to the update’s software development kit (SDK).

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft is taking dead aim at Android, considering giving away Windows Phone and Windows RT for free to device makers in the hope of getting big market share. Will the ploy work, or is it a sign of desperation?

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT available free of charge to device makers. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that free future versions are under serious consideration by OS chief Terry Myerson.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft caused a stir earlier this week when an executive appeared to hint that it might kill off Windows RT, the version of its Windows 8 platform that runs on ARM-based devices. But what would this mean for Microsoft's mobile strategy and its remaining Windows platforms if this happened?

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft looks ready to kill off Windows RT, its version of Windows devised for chips based on ARM's architecture, judging by remarks by senior executive Julie Larson-Green.

  • Windows on ARMThere are a lot of rumors going around that Microsoft might eventually merge Windows RT with the Windows Phone operating system. In many ways this makes sense. Both are designed for the ARM processors while full Windows 8.x is still designed for the x86/x64 processors of the PC world.

  • Windows on ARMWhen you think about the eventual unification of the Windows RT and Windows Phone platforms, a number of thoughts probably go through your mind. But such a grand vision requires smaller, more pragmatic steps, especially in the early stages. The first such step was the unification of the Store infrastructure for both platforms. And the second step was announced this week, with Microsoft now unifying the developer programs for Windows Store and Windows Phone.

  • Windows on ARMRedmond-based software giant Microsoft has been long rumored to plan the launch of a Surface Phone, something that did not happen so far, but that might become a reality now that the company bought Nokia.

  • Windows on ARMWindows Phone has been a success for Microsoft in 2013, thanks almost entirely to very low cost but good value Nokia devices. But the platform itself advances at the pace of a continental shelf on a work-to-rule. Will the latest platform enhancements in GDR3 help?

  • Windows on ARMGoogle is doing it with Android. Apple is doing it with iOS. So why shouldn't Microsoft allow its smartphone operating system to run on tablets? Obviously, the name would have to change, likely from Windows Phone to Windows Tablet. But would such a product be the right thing for Microsoft? One rumor points in the slate direction.

  • Windows on ARMIn this second look at some of the information Microsoft provided at its Financial Analysts Meeting, we see how Microsoft is evolving Windows RT and Windows Phone into something that I think makes a lot more sense: A single product line with a single runtime and app model.

  • Windows on ARMAt a high level, it may sound like Microsoft’s $7.17 billion deal to buy Nokia’s Devices and Services business is similar to Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola in 2011. As such, Microsoft will still be licensing its software to hardware partners, just as Google does, right? Not so fast. Although Microsoft still hopes to do so, it’s not going to happen.

  • Windows on ARMWinbeta reports that a source named WZOR, which has provided a number of Microsoft information leaks in the past, claims that the company is planning to merge Windows Phone OS and Windows RT. The source doesn't provide additional details, but rather states that this has been mentioned several times in the past. True or not, Microsoft is seemingly already paving the way by providing support for 7 inch form factors in Windows RT 8.1 launching this October.

  • Windows on ARMWhat if Microsoft (MSFT) merged its struggling Windows RT and Windows Phone operating systems into a single software platform for tablets and smartphones? That concept, which Mary Jo Foley proposed toward the bottom of a recent blog, makes a ton of sense for Microsoft's partners, developers and customers. Here's why.

  • Windows on ARMPeople think I “hate” Windows RT because I’ve been critical of the platform. Truth is, it’s simply not there yet, and almost a year later, the Metro content ecosystem has not evolved enough to take on the iPad or Android. But Microsoft already has a mobile platform with a thriving ecosystem. It’s called Windows Phone, and I think it makes a far better choice for general purpose tablets than does Windows RT.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: The early 2013 of Microsoft's Windows Intune, plus System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, are keys to the ARM-based device management kingdom.


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