Microsoft to unveil an OS for tablets

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 05:30 Hrs
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Bangalore: With the era of the tablet computing bout, Microsoft is all set to show off its new OS next week. The new OS is a version of Windows that is optimized for tablet devices.

According to sources like the CNET and Bloomberg, Microsoft's new OS is enhanced with Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra processor. The launch of this new Windows version was announced by Microsoft few months back at the Consumer Electronics show.

Apparently, Microsoft might reveal other version of the OS that is not compatible with ARM-based processors. Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ballmer considers the innovation of this OS as a way to elevate on a higher level in technology markets after its downfall.

A peek of Microsoft's version of its Windows PC operating system is expected at the events in California and Taiwan. This version was designed for devices beyond the PC. Reports also reveal that Microsoft might unveil some tablets running on Windows 8 by June. But the response by Microsoft was left unanswered concerning the Windows 8 launch.

At a conference, Steve Ballmer said, "We are obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows. Windows 7 PCs will sell over 350 million units this year. We have done a lot in Windows 7 to improve customer satisfaction. We have a brand new user interface. We have added touch, and ink, and speech. And yet, we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year."

Last year the company's stock market fell below which was overtaken by Apple. As the PC era has come to a strand, Microsoft is suffering the loss against the increased usage of tablets. Comparatively, the Chief Executive of IBM also commented on the issues of the tablet era and Microsoft's failure off late.

Due to the capitulation of the company, Hedge fund Manager and large Microsoft share holder, David Einhorn called for new leadership at the software company. He also complained of the Microsoft's loss in the share market which resulted in the big discount for other firms.

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