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Microsoft developing ARM compatible Windows


To be showcased at CES

According to Bloomberg, Redmond is preparing to showcase a rather interesting version of Windows at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The new OS is aimed at tablets and Lord behold it will be able to run on ARM cores. However, unlike previous Windows Mobile and Windows Phone operating systems, the new version is expected to offer quite a few more features and it could end up a bit closer to existing desktop versions.

The unnamed ARM compatible Windows should also be able to run on x86 cores, hence we could see it on new Atom or Fusion based tablets as well.

Despite an early market lead, Microsoft has failed to secure a strong position in the smartphone market and it clearly doesn't want to repeat the same mistakes in the emerging tablet market.

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