Dell gives up on Windows RT

The famous US computer manufacturer Dell has officially announced that it drops support for Windows RT – an operating system created by Microsoft and targeting tablets and notebooks with ARM processors.

The news is another major blow for software maker Microsoft. The company has been struggling with the adoption of Windows 8 and is a miniscule player on the market of mobile operating systems where Google’s Android and iOS rule the world.

“We are not planning to refresh our current line of RT products. We are really focused on full Windows products. The full Windows experience provides great capability,” said Neil Hand, head of tablets at Dell, in a conversation with a major hardware web site.

By dropping support for Windows RT Dell has followed the steps of ASUS, Samsung and Lenovo, which discontinued their Windows RT products earlier this year.

Windows RT is an operating system designed to run on ARM processors but unfortunately it cannot run regular Windows applications as the philosophy behind the code of Windows RT is completely different from what Microsoft Windows. On top of everything there isn’t that much software for Windows RT, which again does not bode well for this operating system.


Source: Dell

Related posts

AMD delays Steamroller to 2014

The recent layoffs at AMD have impacted the development of new products at the US chip maker in a negative way – now AMD is forced to delay its new high-performance Steamroller chips to 2014, which will further complicate the market position of AMD. Steamroller is expected to...

Raspberry Pi gets new integrated camera

Raspberry Pi gets new integrated camera

The simple and cheap Raspberry Pi computer is one of the favorite devices of hardware enthusiasts around the world. The computer offers basic functionality but has all of its hardware on a single printed circuit board thus saving space and keeping costs low. It has been selling in the millions...

Amazon presents first company smartphone

Amazon presents first company smartphone

The popular US online retailer Amazon has presented its first smartphone ever. The device carries the Fire Phone brand name and sports a feature that cannot be seen everywhere – 3D holographic images. The Fire Phone measures 139.2 x 66.5 x 8.9 mm and weighs 160 grams. Under its 4.7-inch 1270...

Leave a comment