Nvidia said Tuesday that it will launch a Windows 8 developer program for both ARM and x86 devices.
Windows 8, which was previewed at Microsoft's Build conference earlier, is the first operating system from the software giant to focus on two architectures---x86, which dominates PCs, and ARM, which dominates smartphones and tablets.
Under Nvidia's program, its quad-core Tegra processor, GeForce GPUs, Quadro and Tesla processors will be included.
Nvidia has a lot to gain if it can line up Windows 8 developers---especially on the tablet side of the equation. Nvidia is in a race against Qualcomm and plans to grab market share---70 percent of the non-iPhone and non-iPad smartphones and tablets. Also: Nvidia's Tegra weak spot: An assumption Android tablets take off
More on Windows 8:
- Windows 8 unveiled
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- Microsoft's Windows 8: Here's what we now know (and don't)
- Microsoft Build: Live blogging the Day 1 keynote
- Microsoft's big task: Juggle PC, post-PC eras