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Windows 8 on ARM expands Microsoft's mobile horizons

Tony Bradley | Jan. 6, 2011
Microsoft revealed at CES that the Windows 8 OS will be compatible with ARM hardware platforms

That said, I still feel like there is a culture shift from desktop PC to mobile computing that Microsoft may not yet grasp. There is a reason that iPads don't run Mac OS X, or that Android smartphones don't just run full-blown versions of Linux. Porting Windows 8 to be compatible with ARM opens up new horizons for the flagship OS, but Microsoft's future on mobile platforms would be better served by expanding the capabilities of Windows Phone 7, and rebranding it to remove the word "phone" so it can be Microsoft's mobile platform for tablets, as well as smartphones.

 

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