Samsung Reaffirms Anti-Windows RT Position

/ 3 years ago


A recent report suggested that there is much growing discontent with Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system to the point where Microsoft might be considering its retirement. Samsung are one of the most high profile dissenters and recently, speaking with Forbes magazine, Samsung stated that they would not be producing any more Windows RT products.

Samsung’s European head of marketing Patrick Povel stated that new products from Samsung “can run all your software” because they are equipped with “the full version of Windows 8 and not the RT version”. Yet this goes totally against Microsoft’s plan as they are trying to push Windows RT to be really big yet Microsoft’s partners are having none of it and without Samsung onboard there are some big problems for Microsoft.

As far as know the only second generation tablet running Windows RT will be Microsoft’s Surface RT as all Microsoft’s partners have chosen to not produce one. Microsoft is expected to produce early versions of its second generation tablets and the BUILD conference on June 26th.

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  • Wayne

    Well if no manufacturers want to produce any products for Win RT what other option does MS have then?

    • Andrew

      Just drop support and focus on Windows 8