Intel? Windows 8? Smartphones???January 18, 2011 No Comments
Microsoft’s announcement at CES about having Windows run on ARM processors was a HUGE deal. Intel boss Paul Otellini doesn’t think so and says that his company plans on offering Windows 8 on smartphones.
"The plus for Intel is that as they unify their operating systems, we now have the ability for the first time… to have a designed-from-scratch, touch-enabled operating system for tablets that runs on Intel that we don't have today," the Intel CEO said.
"Secondly, we have the ability to put our lowest-power Intel processors running Windows 8 – or 'next-generation Windows' – into phones, because it's the same OS stack. And I look at that as an upside opportunity for us."
Intel's plans to put Windows 8 on smartphones runs contrary to Microsoft's plans for its operating systems. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, Steven Sinofsky, the president of the Windows division, said: "[Windows] Phone is uniquely focused on small form factor".
"Small screen is Windows Phone, and these [tablet] screens are Windows," he added.
Things are going to become very interesting in the next few years. I for one am glad that Microsoft is looking towards a more unified system throughout devices. I am just hoping the things like a “simple” UI – stay on the mobile side of things.
Tags: Arm, Intel, Windows 8News