One thing that has kept Microsoft out of the tablet race is the uptake of its operating system. In order to give a full PC experience, manufacturers were forced to adopt Intel or AMD CPUs for their devices but compromise on the device’s battery life, which is a big factor while considering a tablet.
Thankfully, this is going to change soon as Microsoft is rumored to unveil its Windows OS compatible with ARM architecture. Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal are reporting that Microsoft has planned to show off the new Windows that will support ARM at the CES next month during Steve Ballmer’s keynote.
This is huge for Microsoft when you consider ARM’s architecture being used in most mobile devices and will allow Microsoft to penetrate the market ruled by the iOS, Android and the likes.