Confirmed: Windows 8 comes to smartphones

Windows 8Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has dropped a bomb today, admitting at the Microsoft stockholders’ meeting that Microsoft thinks of developing Windows 8 for smartphones. In a response to a question whether we are in the post-PC era, Ballmer has said that we will always be in the Windows era and that means Microsoft will also take its Windows 8 OS to mobile phones.

While Microsoft has always had software for cell phones, this is the first time a Microsoft CEO has discussed a version of Windows 8 for handsets. In an attempt to unify the desktop and mobile platforms Microsoft will most likely use the same NT kernel for both desktop and mobile Windows 8 although it is very likely that there will be significant differences between the two versions.

Windows 8

This is good news for users, because it means that transfer of applications from Windows desktop machines to mobile Windows devices and vice versa will become much easier.

Source: Phonearena

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