ARM-Powered Windows 8 Devices Could Support Desktop Apps

When Windows 8 tablets are released on ARM-architecture, many people assume that they will not be able to run full desktop applications. So far Microsoft has dodged the issue as to whether or not full apps or Metro-style apps will be supported.

Recently ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley happened to catch a notice posted by Microsoft that went into great detail discussing the power consumption for Windows 8 RM devices, for both desktop and Metro style apps. This has lead to speculation that ARM devices will be able to support full desktop applications. Of course, there is no official word from Microsoft on the subject, but it seems Microsoft has plans for ARM devices to support full desktop applications since the wording is very deliberate.

We’ll keep you updated on any official word from Microsoft concerning the issue.

[via BGR]


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