Windows 8 to support system on a Chip (SoC) architectures

Today at the CES 2011, Microsoft has announced that the next generation of Windows Operating system,currently known as Windows 8 would support System on a chaip (SOC) architecture including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc.Also the company confirmed that the next version of windows would support 32 bit platform as well.

Windows 8 SoC

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Here is what the presspass reads-

Microsoft Corp. today announced at 2011 International CES that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures, including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. On the x86 architecture, Intel Corporation and AMD continue their work on low-power SoC designs that fully support Windows, including support for native x86 applications. SoC architectures will fuel significant innovation across the hardware spectrum when coupled with the depth and breadth of the Windows platform.

At today’s announcement, Microsoft demonstrated the next version of Windows running on new SoC platforms from Intel running on x86 architecture and from NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments on ARM architecture. The technology demonstration included Windows client support across a range of scenarios, such as hardware-accelerated graphics and media playback, hardware-accelerated Web browsing with the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer, USB device support, printing and other features customers have come to expect from their computing experience. Microsoft Office running natively on ARM was also shown as a demonstration of the potential of Windows platform capabilities on ARM architecture.

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