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Windows RT

Windows RT Is Dead

Windows RT is dead… but its most useful organs are being donated

March 31st, 2015

As a platform that people would actually use, Windows RT was dead from the start. It was confusingly branded and its app ecosystem was small enough to make even Windows Phone’s look robust. With the announcement of the Surface 3 on Tuesday, Windows RT is officially dead — the new tablet will run on full …

Windows 9 Metro 2.0 and Windows RT

Microsoft’s plan to rescue Windows RT: Give everyone more Metro

August 22nd, 2014

Microsoft is getting ready to unveil the Windows 9 preview, but that’s not the only Windows product the company is working on. Myce has learned from a source that Windows RT is also being tweaked, as Microsoft is not ready to give it up just yet, and it could get a significant update.

Windows Phone Windows RT Merger

Windows RT looks like it’s on borrowed time

November 25th, 2013

It’s taken a while but it looks like Microsoft has decided what many OEMs have said for a long time: That Windows RT is pointless, especially in an era of power-efficient Haswell tablet processors. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is planning to slim down the number of Windows versions it offers and Windows RT looks like it’s …

Microsoft Windows Phone Windows RT Merger

Microsoft seen folding Windows RT into Windows Phone by 2015

October 16th, 2013

Microsoft may not be planning to perpetually support three different operating systems after all. An unnamed source tells ZDNet that Microsoft will likely fold its tablet-centric Windows RT into its Windows Phone smartphone operating system by 2015, a move that would let Microsoft use the same OS for smartphones and tablets, just as Apple and …

Tablet Touch Screen Responsiveness

Study: iPads are the most responsive tablets in the world

October 9th, 2013

A few weeks ago we shared Agawi’s first touchscreen responsiveness test, which found Apple’s iOS smartphones to be more responsive than the Android competitors. Agawi is back with TouchMarks II, comparing touchscreen latencies in flagship tablets from Apple, Android and Microsoft’s Windows RT platform, and once again Apple seems to have topped rival devices by a healthy …

Microsoft Windows RT Phablets

Microsoft trying to make Windows RT work as a phablet OS

September 20th, 2013

Think consumers are confused by the differences between Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT? Just wait until Microsoft unleashes Windows RT: Phablet Edition. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is still trying to find uses for its tablet-only Windows RT platform, which has of late become even less relevant now that Intel has come out …

Lenovo Windows RT Criticism

Lenovo exec says Windows RT has no reason to exist

September 5th, 2013

It looks like we can add Lenovo to the long list of manufacturers shunning Windows RT. Engadget reports that Lenovo’s Australia marketing chief Nick Reynolds said during his company’s IFA 2013 press conference that Intel’s new power-saving Haswell processors mean that Lenovo can make full Windows 8 tablets that have both high performance and strong battery …