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What we think we know now about Windows 8 on Intel SoC tablets

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

What we think we know now about Windows 8 on Intel SoC tablets

By Mary Jo Foley | April 13, 2012, 10:13am PDT

Summary: Microsoft still isn?t talking about Windows 8 on Intel/AMD system-on-a-chip devices. But Intel has started to open up.

?We just don?t know.?

That?s come to be a common refrain offered by many of us Microsoft watchers when asked about many (most?) things having to do with Windows 8. Despite the fact the operating system is available in Consumer Preview form, and soon to be available as a near-final Release Candidate (or possibly ?Release Preview?), there are still lots of unanswered questions.

And up until this week, ?we just don?t know? was even more true when it came to Windows 8 on Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) tablets.

Microsoft officials said in January 2011 that Windows 8 would run on x86/x64, ARM and SoC designs from Intel and AMD. The test builds that have gone out have been for x86/x64. Supposedly some partners and select customers also should be getting ARM builds running on prototype hardware right about now. But on the Intel/AMD Soc front, we haven?t heard or seen much of anything at all.

Detailed information about at: http://www.zdnet.com...c-tablets/12448