Microsoft has updated their Building Windows blog today and has offered up some additional details on the upcoming Windows RT operating system and the devices that will run it, including a list of OEMs that have Windows RT devices coming down the pipe in the coming weeks. Included on that list is Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell.
The company has also announced that Windows RT will be a one-image-fits-all product, allowing Windows RT to be applied to many ARM devices without the need for a special configuration. Microsoft has also confirmed that Windows RT will only be sold to OEMs and not directly to the consumer, claiming that this will allow for “end-to-end products” that include “hardware, firmware, and Windows RT software”.
Windows RT is an ARM version of Windows 8 meant for energy efficient devices such as tablets and embeddable systems. It includes a feature-limited version of Office 2013 bundled, full support for most upcoming “Metro” applications, and lacks support for traditional Windows applications.
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Source: Building Windows 8