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Microsoft Corp. has started to supply developers so-called Windows-on-ARM (WOA) systems. The software giant has chosen Nvidia Tegra 3 as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 system-on-chip (SoC) products. The designers of chips cheer, but the question about actual availability if WOA-based devices.

The world’s largest software company is distributing systems with Windows 8 test PCs to software developers and device manufacturers powered by the Tegra 3 quad-core mobile SoC. This program enables these parties to create a rich ecosystem of apps and devices for Windows 8 on ARM-based processors. Nvidia-systems are base on quad-core application processor.

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“Qualcomm is committed to the Windows on ARM ecosystem and knows that enabling developers is a crucial factor for its success to software application developers, said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm.

Qualcomm also initiated shipments of that its quad-core Snapdragon S4-powered chips.The company hopes that the software kit hopes it would allow Windows Metro style apps on ARM latest technology.

"Nvidia has a long record of supporting software developers working on the cutting edge of innovation. We're furthering this tradition by helping to realize the extraordinary potential of Windows on ARM processors, like Tegra 3," said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at Nvidia

 

Tags: microsoft. windows, Windows 8, Nvidia, Qualcomm

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So morons are ready to write hole lot of new aps!
I hope that the windows will fall on mini devices and ARM architecture so that the Linux cud prevail as better os he iz.
0 0 [Posted by: Zola  | Date: 03/05/12 01:46:44 AM]
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If m/s is aiming at commercial users it is a flop. As a tablet system it may stand a chance, Looks like M/S is up to its usual one good os one bad os one good os one bad. Win 3 bad win 3.11 good
+95 bad 96 with explorer OK 98 BA 98 2nd Edition OK Me & 2000 flop XP Good Vista flop Win 7 OK after tweaking, Win 8 Looks like a Vista copy no idea.
The chaps look like they are trying to emulate a mobile device. Try it on large screen 26" plus.
0 0 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 03/05/12 09:47:59 PM]
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