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Microsoft tablet a Windows RT plea for standardization tip sources

Microsoft tablet a Windows RT plea for standardization tip sources

Microsoft's mysterious event later today, at which a new, homegrown tablet is expected, could instead see a more generic slate revealed that the company hopes will act as a template for future Windows models. The device is likely to be a Windows RT white-box design, supply chain sources tell DigiTimes, intended to give manufacturers a starting point for pushing out their own iPad rivals.

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Windows RT Texas Instruments development platform tablet hands-on

Windows RT Texas Instruments development platform tablet hands-on

This week we got the opportunity to take a peek at Texas Instruments' effort in the Windows 8 space with their development platform tablet. This device is made for developers to get a handle on how their OMAP 4470 processor (that's still OMAP4, not quite OMAP5 yet) works with Windows RT. After having been in development for over a year in direct collaboration with Microsoft, Texas Instruments is finally ready to show off its excellence here!

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Microsoft allegedly charges tablet makers $85 for Windows RT

Microsoft allegedly charges tablet makers $85 for Windows RT

While there is no official confirmation of this pricing information, VR-Zone reports that during Computex, it talked with various tablet makers about Microsoft's pricing of Windows RT. If the pricing information gleaned at the show is accurate, Microsoft is charging heavily for Windows RT. Windows RT is the version of the operating system that will run on tablets.

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US Senate Committee to review Windows RT browser complaints

US Senate Committee to review Windows RT browser complaints

Microsoft seems to have ruffled a few feathers with its plans for browsers on Windows RT. Mozilla blasted the company over being unable to produce a fully working browser, restricted instead to the Metro interface and guidelines, while Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer would be able to run on Metro and the classic desktop interface. Google also voiced concerns, and now the US Senate Judiciary Committee will review the arguments to see if there’s any merit.

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Windows RT brings the ARMy

Windows RT brings the ARMy

Microsoft has officially detailed its three versions of Windows 8, set to launch later this year, including Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT, formerly known as Windows on ARM. As the "Pro" name might suggest, Windows 8 Pro is targeted at "tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals" while the regular Windows 8 is the version Microsoft believes more suited to the mass market. However, Windows RT will be specifically for ARM-based tablets and PCs, and come preloaded with touch-optimized desktop versions of the new Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

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Android builds smartphone lead as Windows Phone shrinks

Android builds smartphone lead as Windows Phone shrinks

Android extended its grip on worldwide smartphone market share in Q2 2014, the latest numbers from IDC suggest, while iOS and Windows Phone both declined, despite iPhone sales jumping year-over-year. Android devices now comprise almost 85-percent of total smartphone share, up from just short of 80-percent in the same period a year ago, while despite Microsoft's efforts with Windows Phone, market share and worldwide shipments both fell.

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Windows Phone 8.1 update to bring Cortana to more markets

Windows Phone 8.1 update to bring Cortana to more markets

Yesterday we saw some of the new features coming to Windows Phone devices by way of the first update to version 8.1. Now we're being given a more detailed look at some of those features, including some that we haven't heard about yet. Primary among this is that Cortana, Microsoft's own virtual personal assistant, will be making her (or its) maiden voyage outside the US, primarily to China and the UK.

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Windows Start Menu fuses old and new styles in build 9788

Windows Start Menu fuses old and new styles in build 9788

Microsoft has received a lot of flack for how it ungraciously retired the Start Menu in Windows 8, but almost every time the topic comes up, there is always word of its return. Now it appears that the day is close at hand and the Start Menu will indeed be returning. But Microsoft isn't so quick to relinquish its investment on the "Modern" paradigm and has chosen instead to mix the two a bit artificially.

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