Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Work with OEMs on its Mobile OS Gains Momentum

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s work on its Windows mobile operating system is gaining momentum, now that the milestone of its Release to manufacturing was successfully reached on Aug. 1.

Mike Angiulo, vice president of Microsoft’s Ecosystem and Planning team in a blog on Monday said that the company was now working closely with its hardware partners such as Asus and Lenovo.

On Aug 1, the original equipment manufacturers that Microsoft is partnering with got its new mobile operating system, fir their own checks and trials.

Mike gave details about the tablets that will be running on its Windows software. Asus Tablet 600 will run on Windows RT the new operating software designed for ARM-based processors.

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Incidentally Microsoft Surface Tablet will be competing with its OEM partners in the tablet segment but both the companies and the software giant are seemingly unperturbed by this turn of events, at least that is what the Redmond-based company will have us believe.

Acer is the only company that has publicly protested against this, grumbling about the company competing against them even as it was working with them to run its software.

ASUS Tablet 600 will run Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core central processing units (CPUs) and a 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU). It will have an external keyboard where the tablet can plug in, making it look and operate like a laptop.

Lenovo is developing the ThinkPad Tablet 2, which will run Windows 8 Pro, the version of the new OS for the x86-based processor platform. It will run an Intel Atom-based processor and, like the Asus product, feature a 10.1-inch diagonal screen.

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