REDMOND, Washington (
plans to demonstrate next month a new Windows operating system that relies less on chip technology from
and more on chips based on designs from
of the U.K., reports say.
Microsoft's new version of Windows targets low-power devices and adds support for chips based on designs from ARM as well as x86 chip technology offered by Intel and
Advanced Micro Devices
Wall Street Journal
reports, citing people briefed on Microsoft's plans.
Microsoft's software would be tailored for battery-powered devices, such as tablet computers from
and other handhelds, people familiar with the company's plans told
Microsoft will debut the software at the Consumer Electronics Show next month, the
report. The new software, however, isn't expected to be available for two years.
Microsoft, Intel and ARM declined to comment.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel
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