Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Microsoft will impose Windows Phone like hardware requirements on Windows 8 tablets

Microsoft Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, is set to demo the new Windows 8 tablet OS at next week’s D9 Conference. The Windows 8 OS is rumored to support both Intel and ARM processors, and will hopefully launch Microsoft into the tablet arena to wrestle with Apple’s iPad 2 and the myriad of Android tablets. However, manufacturers are already complaining about Microsoft’s restrictive hardware rules.
Acer is the number three PC maker in the world, and they’re definitely set to be one of the first to produce a Windows-based tablet. But, Acer chairman and CEO, J.T. Wang, is not happy with how Microsoft is handling the process. “They’re really controlling the whole thing, the whole process,” said Wang at the Computex trade show in Taipei. He did not mention the exact restrictions but continued saying that chip suppliers and PC makers “all feel it’s very troublesome.”

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