Microsoft releases its stripped-down Windows 7 Embedded edition to run TV sets and set-top boxes, while Samsung talks up ‘Google TVs’ powered by Android. Get ready for the TV OS...
on 04/28/2010 – Made popular on 04/28/2010
Microsoft and Samsung have signed an agreement to cross-license their patent portfolios, providing broad coverage for each company's products. Microsoft will receive royalties for Samsung's Android-powered mobile phones, and the companies have agreed to focus on further development and marketing of Windows-powered smartphones.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Home ITSamsung is reportedly ready to take on the Windows RT challenge, giving Microsoft an ARM-powered Windows RT tablet to compete with iPads and Android tablets, while clearly gearing up to make Windows 8 Pro tablets too, while HP says it is going 8 Pro only.
We all know that the PC market has been shrinking for some time. Although Microsoft has made Windows 8 ideal (in their eyes) for touchscreens, consumers have not responded so well. To aid Microsoft’s big problem, Intel is going with a free solution — devices that can also boot into Android.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-ReuttWindows 8’s big changes mean that not everyone will want to jump in to the Windows 8 waters, with Microsoft allowing sales of computers pre-loaded with Windows 7 to continue for two years after Windows 8 launches, probably as “downgrade rights”, alongside sales of Win 7 in retail boxes for a year – just as we’ve seen with previous Windows releases.
Cook was asked point blank what sets Apple's tablet strategy apart from Samsung and Microsoft's, and the CEO returned to his favorite theme of coalescence to answer.
"Again, if you look at our North Star, we're focused on making t
As the world awaits Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets (such as Microsoft Surface), here’s a twist: Samsung’s Series 7 Slate tablets (actually called Slate PC) running Windows 7 are selling well and the company has had trouble keeping up with demand, according to a briefing at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 (WPC12).