Microsoft to reveal plans for an ARMed tablet version of Windows at CES
0. phoneArena 22 Dec 2010, 02:55 posted on
Sources at Microsoft say it will announce at CES a new version of Windows that will work on ARM-based chipsets, not only on Intel or AMD ones. It might have something to do with Windows 8 being demoed on a tablet device there...
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2. calamazoo (unregistered)
hahaha, ARMed and dangerous 2 !
3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 936; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
"The old fox from Redmond knows that it missed the train with smartphones...."
Not the way they've been spending money and time on it.
4. AnonymousOne (unregistered)
One thing missing from this writeup is the fact that x86 and AMD64 binaries wont run at all on ARM architecture, windows or not. not only that but there are massive differences in the two architectures so massive that a statement of any reasonable inter-compatibility is a very very immature one to make here.
There will NOT be a magic Microsoft revolution in the ARM architecture. This will only muddy the waters and hinder development that has been going well so far in near unanimously Android-Linux phones.
Not only will the windows PC x86 applications not run on a Windows ARM device, the Linux ones wont either, this will split the development or simply just be a watered down underdeveloped system that never receives adequate applications. Either way this is NOT good for anyone.