Windows 8 on ARM could be delayed until 2013 – duh

Too funny…

I love predicting this stuff early.

You might remember that in an earlier blog post , I had said that Windows 8 will come out in 2013/2014.

Well, now others are coming around…


Microsoft’s announcement that it would be supporting ARM processors could cause the company serious problems with Windows 8 deployment analysts have warned.

In a webcast three analysts from Directions on Microsoft, all former Microsoft employees said that the ARM integration of Windows 8 would take until at least 2013. Furthermore the move would leave companies and manufacturers facing tough choices in the next two years.

“Even if they are a year into development we have reason to believe they have a long road ahead of them,” Wes Miller, lead analyst on server applications told

“This is a completely new platform, with new device drivers and issues for OEMs.”

I am actually more convinced that Windows 8 will be released in 2014 at this rate.

I had made the 2013/2014 caclculation before ARM was even a factor. With ARM to contend with, it makes 2014 more of a date certain if you ask me…

Let me be clear though.. THIS IS NOT A BAD THING.

They need to take their time and figure out what is missing from Operating Systems today and give that to us. There is no reason at all to stick to a schedule just because…

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