Windows on ARMThe closer we get to the actual release of Windows 8 ARM tablets the more I'm mulling over the pros and cons, and wondering just how successful such devices will actually turn out to be.  At the moment Windows 7 tablets are pretty powerful machines. They have a great many advantages over every other tablet with support for just about any USB device and the ability to run full desktop apps such as Microsoft Office.

Windows on ARMThere has been a significant amount of speculation and rumour surrounding the existance of a full desktop experience on Windows 8 devices powered by ARM processors. These are the lower priced tablets that are going to exist in the same market as the iPad and various Android tablets, like those make by Samsung and Asus.

Windows on ARMWindows 8 has already been shown running on Intel-based latops and tablets during CES 2012 but today a press event showed Microsoft's next operating system being demoed on a tablet running Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor. SlashGear reports that the demo occured during Qualcomm's CES 2012 press conference, held just before the exhibit hall opened to attendees..

Windows on ARMAt the Consumer Electronics Show this week, there’s been a lot of buzz created by Microsoft. Most of the activity surrounds consumer technology like Kinect, phones, and tablets, though, and not Windows 8 like I’d hoped. I have seen stories of a handful of demonstrations of the ARM version of Windows 8 running on tablets, and that brings to mind something important that is often overlooked: the apps you run in Windows on your Intel computer are not going to be compatible with the version of Windows that runs on ARM.

Windows on ARMMobile chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM) sees Microsoft's (MSFT) upcoming Windows 8 operating system for ARM-based processors as a big opportunity.

Windows on ARMASUS couldn't wait for CES to talk about what's coming up in their 2012 tablet line up. At a press event in Taipei the ASUS tablet road map was laid out by Vice President and General Manager of the Eee Systems Business Unit, Samson Hu.

Windows on ARMQualcomm today announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to demonstrate pre-release Windows 8 on Snapdragon S4 processors with LTE connectivity. Demonstrated on the AT&T 4G LTE network for the first time, Windows 8 powered by Snapdragon with LTE and 3G/4G wireless, Qualcomm says it's Snapdragon S4 enables lower power consumption with Windows 8-based PCs including tablets, convertibles and notebooks with wireless broadband speeds.

Windows on ARMSummary: Will Microsoft offer the Desktop App Win32 environment on Windows 8 on ARM? There’s still no conclusive answer. - What’s the latest word? Is the Win32 environment — known as the Desktop App — still part of Windows 8 on ARM? Or isn’t it?

Windows on ARMAnalysts at Nomura Equity Research project that ARM-powered processors will make serious inroads in the notebook computer market by 2013. According to an industry note obtained by EE Times, the expected ramp up can be attributed to Microsoft's hotly anticipated and RISC-friendly Windows 8 OS, as well as the low-power sipping advantages offered by ARM SoCs.

Windows on ARMQualcomm Inc.'s (QCOM) chief executive on Tuesday demonstrated a Qualcomm-powered tablet running Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows 8 operating system and using 4G technology, part of the chip maker's move to expand into rival Intel Corp.'s (INTC) territory.

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.

Windows on ARMLAS VEGAS--Texas Instruments is showing its latest and greatest ARM processor inside a Windows 8 tablet at CES this week. TI's OMAP4470, the latest version of its dual-core chip now inside Android tablets, will be shown running on a pre-release version of a Windows 8 tablet, the chipmaker said today.

Windows on ARMLAS VEGAS - Investment bank Piper Jaffray says Windows 8 running on ARM chips won't be anything to write home about. And neither will Intel's latest chip for smartphones. Windows 8 is a milestone for Microsoft and the PC industry because it's the first mainstream Microsoft operating system to run on both ARM chips - typically found in smartphones and tablet - and Intel's X86 chip design.

Windows on ARMWindows 8 will be supporting both X86-based processors as well as chips based on the designs of ARM. Now at least one company has announced plans to offer up an ARM-based Windows 8 tablet. Netbooknews.com reports that during a pre-CES 2012 press event in Taipai this week, Asus confirmed plans to offer up a Windows 8 ARM product before the end of 2012.

Windows on ARMThe report about ASUS and its 3G Transformer Prime tablet held a tidbit of information some may not have been expecting, possibly because it conflicts with statements from another company.


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