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Microsoft may be showing off Windows 8 running on Samsung tablet

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2011 14:53 User comments (2)

Microsoft may be showing off Windows 8 running on Samsung tablet Microsoft may be planning to unveil a tablet running Windows 8 at next week's BUILD conference in Anaheim, California.
BUILD is a Microsoft event oriented toward helping hardware and software developers prepare for the upcoming Windows 8 OS. Considering most of the changes from Windows 7 appear to be tablet related, this would be a logical move.

Reports out of South Korea indicate Microsoft will be showing off a Samsung tablet at the conference.

Samsung is already producing Windows Phones, and is also generating considerable interest in the tablet market. Their profile as a tablet maker has gotten a big boost from Apple's onslaught of international lawsuits attempting to take the Galaxy Tab off the market.

For their part, Microsoft is desparate to gain a foothold in the tablet market which so far has been dominated by Apple's iPad. Samsung makes sense as a partner for this effort given their experience both making their own tablets and smartphones and providing components for Apple.

Getting Windows 8 into the tablet market looks like an uphill climb right now. Microsoft has been promoting Windows as a tablet friendly OS since Windows XP Tablet PC Edition was released in 2005 with almost no success.

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19.9.2011 0:44

Microsoft may be planning to unveil a tablet running Windows 8 at next week's BUILD conference in Anaheim, California. after they fix all the crashes and BSODs


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29.9.2011 8:08

"Considering most of the changes from Windows 7 appear to be tablet related"
Monkey see monkey do.

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