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Up until now, Microsoft hadn’t actually announced the name of their much expected OS – everyone was just sort of assuming, that it’s called Windows 8. Well now it has been confirmed…sort of. The next generation of Windows is going to come in (just) 3 editions, one of which is going to be called Windows RT and will only be used on devices with ARM-based chips (read tablets). This version is only going to come pre-installed on such devices and won’t be sold separately. A unique feature it’s going to offer is the touch-optimized Microsoft Office, which is vital to a big part of Microsoft’s target group.
The other two versions are both going to be used with x86 processors and are called Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. As you have probably figured out, they’re both going to be the same basic software, but the latter is going to come with more features aimed specifically at business users. It’s going to support encryption of the file system, Remote Desktop (host) and similar features, which the avarage user doesn’t need.
All 3 version of the new Windows will support both keyboard and mouse and touch-screens as input methods with the choice down to the user, to decide which would suit his purposes best. B. A.If you liked this post, Buy Me a Beer - click here
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After years of development and all kinds of delays, Intel is finally ready with x86 chips for smartphones. At this year’s CES, Lenovo showed off such a device, called the K800, which was using the Intel Medfield (the phone version of Atom). The device was quite impressive, featuring an HD 4.5″ display, an Atom Z2460 processor clocked at 1,66gHz and an 8MP camera. The device also features WiDi, a technology used for wireless connection with TVs. The device is going to hit the Chinese market in the first half of 2012.
However, Lenovo are not their only partners. Motorola has also signed a contract to develop mobile processors with Intel and what’s more, the first Motorola smartphones to rely on Intel processors are due to be released in the second half of this year. According to Intel, their Medfield processors are faster and more energy efficient than the ARM-based chips currently used in Android smartphones and with 4.0, the platform too is optimized for Intel’s processors. The company has also added some kind of emulator, so about 90% of the current ARM-optimized apps are going to run on the Medfield devices as soon as they come out. B. A.If you liked this post, Buy Me a Beer - click here
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