Microsoft's has today revealed plans to use ARM processors for devices running on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system which means businesses face up to a two-year wait for Microsoft to deploy its tablet device.
Speaking during a keynote at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer reveals that the next version of Windows will be the first to run on ARM processors.
By not to following the Apple and Google route of putting its mobile operating system on tablets, Microsoft has chosen a more deliberate method where it will migrate its client OS onto tablets.
Critics have called this development s "daringly slow move by Microsoft in the rapidly advancing tablets arena."
Another Microsoft announcement at the CES was that its next Windows version will work on ARM-based processors that are used in smartphones and tablets, including the Apple iPad.
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