Earlier today, Microsoft launched theWindows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) at the 2012 Mobile World Congress(MWC) in Barcelona, affording the general public a chance to previewWindows 8 on existing x86 systems and supply feedback. ButMicrosoft’s “Consumer Preview” event was not just everythingabout the beta released today for x86-dependent PCs. The company aswell showcased a number of Windows 8 with ARM devices at today’sevent. Strike the jump for more.
Amongst the devices showcased todaywere tablets powered by ARM-based SoCs from NVIDIA (Tegra 3),Qualcomm (Snapdragon S4) and Texas Instruments (OMAP5430). Microsoftlike considerable declared a seeding program “to support thecreation of compelling Metro style app and device experiences forWindows 8.” Soon after, NVIDIA and Qualcomm announced their supportfor Microsoft’s Windows on ARM developer seeding program inseparate press launches.
Like part of this invitation-justseeding program, developers and device makers will be furnished withWindows 8 test PCs dependent with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC andQualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chip. Texas Instruments has till to createan proclamation in this regard.
"NVIDIA has a long record ofsupporting software developers working on the cutting edge ofinnovation," said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of contentand technology at NVIDIA, in a press launch. "We are furtheringthis tradition by assisting to realize the extraordinary potential ofWindows on ARM processors, like Tegra 3."
“Qualcomm is perpetrated to theWindows with ARM ecosystem and experiences that enabling developersis a crucial factor for its success,” said Luis Pineda, senior vicepresident of product management, computing and consumer products atQualcomm. “We are now providing Snapdragon S4 test PCs withbuilt-in 4G LTE, activated in few regions, to software applicationdevelopers.”