It’s Official….Windows 8 on ARM is a no compromises affair- Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) will feature the Desktop. WOA will give users ultimate device portability with big-time Desktop power.
The great Steven Sinofsky ( the man just happens to be the mind behind every great product at Microsoft) revealed to an anxious world what many thought had already been decided. Windows 8 on ARM will have the Desktop….judging from the decision, its clear WOA will be the consumer device that captivates the masses- who doesn’t want fast, connected, mobile portable tablets that also run the Desktop. that’s not the end of the story, though… In fact, the ARM architecture has been revamped, using proprietary technical guts from the folks at Nvidia and QUALCOMM, ARM devices and laptops will not handle Metro Style Apps or the legacy applications, but they will be optimized to work like a well-oiled machine. On behalf of the Windows 8 team, Sinofsky said:
WOA is a new member of the Windows family, much like Windows Server, Windows Embedded, or Windows Phone. As with those products, WOA builds on the foundation of Windows, has a very high degree of commonality and very significant shared code with Windows 8, and will be developed for, sold, and supported as part of the largest computing ecosystem in the world.
According to Microsoft, WOA ( Windows on ARM) will be on all form factors ( that is PCs, tablets, and devices) and will also launch at the same time as its Intel/AMD counterparts… so the rumors that Windows 8 ARM devices would be later than regular Intel/AMD devices is not true.
Most surprisingly though, is the tid bit on Office 15, Microsoft new version of its Office suite currently in technical preview. The Software Giant announced that Office 15 will be included in all the Desktops for Windows on ARM. Exciting! Windows 8 is literally no compromises. Windows 8 on ARM will be serviced through Windows Update much like its counterparts in the Intel and AMD camps. ARM devices will support USB 3.0 functionality, Bluetooth 4.0, and many other late-breaking tech for the ARM platform.