ARM has acquired another Internet of Things startup that will improve the security of its mbed OS.
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The move, which goes along with last week's launch of the Cortex M7 processor, is designed to create core standard functions and then let developers add value on top of the hardware.
Microsoft designed Windows RT to get its newest OS on tablets using the popular ARM processor. It did this well, but in the process crippled it, making it a no-go for the consumer.
Efforts to bring new operating systems like Risc OS and FreeBSD to the cheap Linux board have been given a boost by a decision to fully open-source drivers for its ARM-based SoC.
Those busy creating apps for iOS and Android have to decide whether to build software for Windows 8 too, with forking of OS for x86- and ARM-based devices complicating matters, analysts note.
Hardware makers looking to build tablets that use the new Microsoft Windows RT are supposedly running into difficulties getting the new OS to work with ARM chips.
I said last year that this would happen sometime in the first half of this year, but for some reason my colleagues and clients have kept asking me exactly when we would see a real ARM server running a real OS. How about now?
The Consumer Preview is very close to the final Windows 8 user experience, with new touch gestures and improved support for mouse and keyboard. Our extensive gallery explores the look and feel of Windows' latest incarnation.
More details have been released on the first version of Windows to be tailored to ARM's chips, which will have a number of restrictions for app developers
The chipmaker has shrugged off competition from ARM in Windows 8, predicting that the OS will take one form for mobile devices and one form for desktop PCs
Microsoft has lifted the lid on the next version of its flagship operating system, currently codenamed Windows 8, which has been optimised for touchscreen devices
Over at The Register there's a piece about Windows 8 and how the ARM flavor of that OS won't run legacy apps. The same article also features the revelation that Windows 8 will feature a 'Windows 7 mode.' Just don't get too excited about it just yet!
Software maker has announced at CES 2011 that the next Windows will support SoC architectures and has demonstrated its OS running on both ARM and x86 processors.
The software maker has announced at CES 2011 that the next Windows will support SoC architectures and has demonstrated its OS running on both ARM and x86 processors
RIM's Playbook, the "BlackBerry Tablet", is one of the most anticipated devices of 2011. Announced at RIM's developer event last September, it's a dual core ARM device with a 7" screen, running the QNX micro-kernel real-time OS.
Microsoft and ARM announced on July 23 that the two have signed a new licensing agreement for the ARM architecture, extending the relationship between the two companies. The pair aren't sharing any details, but I can't but wonder if this could signal Microsoftand its PC partners delivering Windows and/or Windows Phone OS available on ARM-based slates and tablets.
The chipmaker has previewed the next generation of its Atom processor platform, promising large cuts in power consumption for smartphones and tablets
The manufacturer is trying out smartbooks with both Google OSes in its labs, alongside a prototype slate, according to chairman Jonney Shih
Asus has prototype Android and Chrome OS smartbooks in its labs and is currently deciding whether to release an ARM-based device alongside its Intel-based Eee PC netbooks
Google's Chrome OS, which generated an extreme amount of hubbub, is a defensive move as much as it is an offensive one, say analysts. Nevertheless, Google's move will have a wide impact on the industry.
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