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Microsoft has announced the official release of their ARM-based embedded OS, Windows Embedded Compact 7, probably better known as Windows CE 7.  Windows CE7 will be the core of Windows Phone 7 (or 8), the current version running a combination of Windows CE 6 and 7 to ensure the product reached market on time. Windows Embedded Compact is a componentized,…

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        We have very recently heard directly from Steve Ballmer that Microsoft’s tablet OS will be Windows 7, with the company having no plans for a special tablet OS or even Windows phone 7 on a tablet. Strange then that today we have seen two reports of tablets supposedly running Windows CE, coming out later this year…

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Press Release: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced its new 1GHz ARM® CORTEXTM A9-based dual-core application processor, codenamed Orion, for advanced mobile applications. Device OEM developers now have a powerful dual processor chip platform designed specifically to meet the needs of high-performance, low-power mobile applications including tablets, netbooks and smartphones. Samsung’s new processor…

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Leading user interface designers UI Centric today announced details and first images of their upcoming tablet computing interface for Windows 7 devices – codenamed Macallan. The Macallan user interface (UI) is designed from scratch specifically for tablet/slate form-factor devices. As a purpose built tablet UI it is not an adaptation of a desktop or mobile phone operating system UI. It…

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Embedded devices are usually not designed to get software updates after they are released.  However even before their release it can be difficult for developers creating embedded Windows devices to make sure all the components of their software toolbox are up to date. Microsoft has now released a new tool that will transparently check for Windows software updates in the…

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ARMDevices.net have managed to have a look at a Windows CE 7 based tablet reference design by Freescale I.MX51.  The Freescale rep made a point of the extremely fast cold boot times (on the order of a few seconds) and while it is of note that the base UI seems about the same as Windows CE 6, the full screen…

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Qualcomm was first at the 1 Ghz mark with its Snapdragon processor, and Apple followed much later with its A4, but now Texas Instruments has joined the party with its own Cortex A8 powered 1 Ghz chipset. Built on 45 nm, the AM3703 and Open GL graphics-accelerated AM3715 are descendants of TI’s OMAP35x line, and is available in 600, 800…

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While we wish Microsoft could throw its full weight behind Windows Embedded Compact 7, it is not stopping others from expressing support for the OS. ARM holdings, the designers of the mobile instruction set behind the vast majority of mobile ad embedded CPUs have sees Windows Embedded Compact 7 as an endorsement of their hardware strategy, with Microsoft making special…

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