Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

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You, the consumer, probably don’t care too much about Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013. But businesses and OEMs, they’re pretty psyched. The next generation of Microsoft’s light-weight OS offerings will bring the improved touch and gesture support of Windows 8 to low power platforms like car computers and kiosks. In all five versions of Windows Embedded 8 will be available: Standard , Pro, Industry, Automotive and Handheld. The latter of which is built around Windows Phone 8 as opposed to the desktop system. The Industry and Handheld editions are expected to land in January, with Pro and Standard to follow in March. Compact 2013 doesn’t have a solid release window yet beyond Q2 of 2013. If you’re an impatient builder of connected devices you can download a release preview of Windows Embedded 8 Standard at the more coverage link. Continue reading Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map Filed under: Software , Microsoft Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink    |  Microsoft  |  Email this  |  Comments

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