With CES just on the horizon, a lot of announcements are coming down the pipeline that could change the face of the cell phone industry. One recent rumor is that Microsoft will be announcing an upcoming ARM compatible version of their OS Windows Phone 7 like LG C900 unlocked. The Consumer Electronics show is a hotbed for all of the newest technology, and is the perfect place for Microsoft to make an announcement as large as this one. The new OS will run on ARM CPU architecture, and will be created to run on devices that have batteries including on netbooks and upcoming tablet devices.
This is a huge move and shows that Microsoft themselves are looking to break into the tablet industry, where Apple has already entered and more companies are following suit. Instead of waiting to jump in head first as they did with mobile, Microsoft is attacking at the source. With only a few weeks between them and their originally release of the Windows Phone 7 Operating System.
Some have speculated that this announcement could be the Windows 8 release announcement that was rumored not too long ago. Although there has been no confirmation from Microsoft that they are working on a new version of Windows, this shows that they will probably have to develop some sort of technology that is specifically designed to run tablet applications, as they often function slightly differently than they do on normal smart devices.
With the success of the Apple unlocked iphone 4, most guessed that Microsoft would be quick to follow suit and enter that market for themselves. Now, instead of creating their own tablets, it looks like they will go back to their roots and what made them prosperous in the beginning; operating systems. Giving users the ability to easily navigate and use the utilities they provide is something that set Windows apart int he 90’s, and they are hoping that it will in the twenty-teens as well.