Microsoft reluctant to quit the ARM chips
It has been a really bad week for the Windows RT but it seems that Microsoft is committed to staying firmly with ARM based chips. On Thursday the CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, said that the RT, which runs on its Tegra ARM chips and added to that is the Friday report which announced that Asus is exiting the RT tablet business. However, the news seem not to be discouraging Microsoft from supporting the ARM, “Windows remains committed to the ARM platform,” a Microsoft spokesman said. Not only that but more devices are on their way “We are looking forward to new ARM-based Windows devices that will launch later this year,” the spokesman added.
And all this was followed by the CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, saying that Nvidia is “working really hard” on the second-generation Surface.
Earlier in March the corporate vice president, Michael Anguilo, stated the reasons why Microsoft are trying continuously to stick to the ARM based chips and he also made this comment “It was a ton of work for us and we didn’t do the work and endure the disruption for any reason other than the fact that there’s a strategy there that just gets stronger over time.”
It is now unknown if this strategy is still running today but as it is seen Microsoft is really stubborn when it comes to ARM chips and they are not planning in the least to make a change. Here we should mention that ARM is not absolutely synonymous to Windows RT at Microsoft. Not only the tablets but also the Windows Phone platform is also running on ARM chips. There seems to be some unstated reason that is making Microsoft to hold on so tightly to the ARM chips and technology when it comes to handsets and tablets. We will see for the future whether anything will change.
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