Microsoft has no plans on getting rid of Windows RTWritten by Ron on March 28, 2013 - 06:25PM @ronwinbeta
According to a recent report, Microsoft was rumored to be transitioning Windows RT into the upcoming Windows Blue update. Now, a new report has surfaced claiming that this rumor is indeed false and that Microsoft has no plans on getting rid of Windows RT.
According to Digitimes, Microsoft will no longer launch products under its Windows RT line, but instead, merge Windows RT into its next generation OS, codename 'Blue.' This was the rumor that was circulating the internet earlier today. This is false.
According to a new report by CNET, Microsoft has no plans on getting rid of Windows RT. Even Microsoft's corporate vice president, Michael Angiulo, reiterated that a few days ago. "It was a ton of work for us, and we didn't do the work and endure the disruption for any reason other than the fact that there's a strategy there that just gets stronger over time," Angiulo stated.
Since the codebase is similar when comparing Windows RT and Windows Blue, nothing really "merges" as Digitimes had claimed. Besides, WIndows RT will be an important platform for integrated 3G/4G on ARM PCs, especially when it comes to battery life.
Regardless of what Digitimes had stated, Windows RT will still be here and Microsoft is expected to continually improve the platform. Windows Blue will obviously be an enhancement to the platform and we are expected to see a public build during Build 2013 in June of this year.