Samsung is making a new tablet running Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows RT operating system. It will be unveiled at the coming out party for Windows 8 in late October.
Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 that is optimized for the ARM-based processors. Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS has been designed with touch-screen mobile devices like tablets in mind.
“Samsung is a company that does everything from everybody. They’ve got every OS running on their phones, up to and including their own Tizen OS. Samsung uses every PC processor that’s out there. I expect them to have Intel Clover Trail devices running Windows 8 and ARM devices for Windows RT,” Moorhead, lead analyst for Moor Insights & Strategy.
The addition of a tablet partner of Samsung’s stature could help to offset the high-profile defection of Hewlett-Packard from the Windows RT camp.
Dell, the other big stateside player, won’t ready a Windows RT tablet until at least 2013. HTC has reportedly been “locked out” of the initial rush of Windows 8 products for various reasons, while Acer’s leadership has indicated it doesn’t believe the new OS is ready for primetime.
Now here is something about NOKIA, Nokia is now dealing with the fact that its Windows Phone 7 handsets won’t be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8 when Microsoft’s new handset OS is also released later this year.