Difference between revisions of "Windows RT"

From BetaArchive Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Release Candidate)
Line 20: Line 20:
  
 
Microsoft have said all software for Windows RT will be downloaded through the Windows Store and Windows Update. Traditional desktop applications will not be able to run on Windows RT, instead they must be written for the Metro environment. Some exceptions to this restriction are the core Windows applications (i.e. Windows Explorer), Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office 2012, which will come with every production Windows RT device. This restriction has prompted Mozilla and Google to criticize Microsoft for employing anti-competitive actions.
 
Microsoft have said all software for Windows RT will be downloaded through the Windows Store and Windows Update. Traditional desktop applications will not be able to run on Windows RT, instead they must be written for the Metro environment. Some exceptions to this restriction are the core Windows applications (i.e. Windows Explorer), Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office 2012, which will come with every production Windows RT device. This restriction has prompted Mozilla and Google to criticize Microsoft for employing anti-competitive actions.
 +
 +
Windows RT will run on the Texas Instruments OMAP, NVidia Tegra and Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM platforms. The devices Windows RT will run on will be certain Microsoft-approved devices; a run-of-the-mill Android tablet will not be able to run Windows RT.
  
 
== Builds ==
 
== Builds ==

Revision as of 19:58, 11 June 2012

Version of Microsoft Windows
WinRT1.jpg
Windows RT on a Qualcomm tablet
Codename "Windows on ARM"
Kernel NT 6.2
Architecture ARM
Latest build ?
Licence Microsoft EULA
Release date ?
Support end ?
Replaces n/a
Replaced by ?


Windows RT is the name of Windows 8 on ARM-based devices and is not to be confused with the Windows Runtime framework present on all builds of Windows 8.

History/Features

Windows RT was initially tested on smartphones with Windows 7 code. Later, Windows RT was shown at CES 2011, running on Intel Atom (x86), Texas Instruments OMAP (ARM), NVidia Tegra (ARM) and Qualcomm Snapdragon (ARM) development hardware.

Microsoft have said all software for Windows RT will be downloaded through the Windows Store and Windows Update. Traditional desktop applications will not be able to run on Windows RT, instead they must be written for the Metro environment. Some exceptions to this restriction are the core Windows applications (i.e. Windows Explorer), Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office 2012, which will come with every production Windows RT device. This restriction has prompted Mozilla and Google to criticize Microsoft for employing anti-competitive actions.

Windows RT will run on the Texas Instruments OMAP, NVidia Tegra and Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM platforms. The devices Windows RT will run on will be certain Microsoft-approved devices; a run-of-the-mill Android tablet will not be able to run Windows RT.

Builds

Pre-Milestone 1

Milestone 2

Beta

Release Candidate

Note: There is no public Release Candidate of Windows RT, instead, these builds are (presumably) forked from RC-level code.

See Also

Windows 8
Windows Server 2012

External Links

Building Windows 8 - Building Windows for the ARM Processor Architecture
YouTube - Windows on ARM First Preview
CNET News - Google agrees with Mozilla's Windows RT browser concerns