Windows 8 To Support ARM and Other System on Chip Processors

The big news coming from CES 2011 is that the next version of Windows will support ARM processors and SoC. At CES 2011, Microsoft demonstrated a range of devices running Windows 8 and Office on the SoC architecture.

SoC chips are small i n size and are designed for mobile computing devices such as tablets and mobile phones. Qualcomm’s famous Snapdragon is an example of a SoC. At the demo, SoC from Qualcomm, Intel, Nvidia, Texas Instruments were shown running the next version of Windows.

Microsoft showed a 1080 HD video being played on these tiny chips and even connected a printer with Microsoft Office by updating the ARM driver for Windows.

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