Friday, December 24, 2010

Microsoft to out Windows for ARM Chips

BBangalore: Software maker Microsoft has plans to launch a version of the Windows operating systems that run on the processors of UK based ARM Holdings. The official announcement is said to be made in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas next month, reports Bloomberg.The software will be customised for devices such as tablets and other handhelds. This step will take Microsoft in the prominent league at the tablet market, in the likes of Apple and Google. The ARM chips are majorly used in the smartphones and also Apple's iPad.

Microsoft also has plans to run its operating system on Intel and AMD processors too in the future. Earlier this week, Microsoft had announced that it has sold over 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 OS run phones since the operating system debuted.

On the partnership between ARM and Microsoft, the latter said, "ARM is an important partner for Microsoft and we deliver multiple operating systems on the company's architecture, most notably Windows Embedded and Windows Phone."


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