Window 8 ARM notebook partners selected?
Posted on: 12/06/2011 10:58 AM

Neowin reports that a new rumor claims that Microsoft is letting ARM-based processor makers pick two hardware partners to make notebooks that will run the upcoming ARM version of Windows 8.

Window 8 ARM notebook partners selected?

The report, which cites unnamed sources, says that the ARM processor companies were allowed to pick a major and a minor notebook partner for their Windows 8 ARM machines, although the story does not make clear what the difference is between a major and a minor partner.

Qualcomm is cited in the article to be working on Windows 8 ARM notebooks for Samsung and Sony. Texas Instruments will reportedly collaborate on notebooks with Samsung and Toshiba. Finally the newcomer in the ARM processor family, NVIDIA, will develop Windows 8 ARM notebooks with Lenovo and Acer. The story says that Samsung. Toshiba and Lenovo are considered to be the major partners.

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