Microsoft Could Drop Support for Windows RT

/ 5 years ago


According to Microsoft Devices Chief Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft has too many operating systems for consumers and is looking to compact rather than expand.

“We have the Windows Phone OS, we have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We’re not going to have three”, said Larson-Green.

Larson also points out the poor sales made by the Surface RT series, leading Microsoft in losing $900 million. Now, Microsoft seems to be looking for a unified, mobile friendly edition of Windows, but still wants to differentiate the intensive desktop version.

“[Windows RT] just didn’t do everything that you expected Windows to do. So there’s been a lot of talk about it should have been a rebranding. We should not have called it Windows. How should we have made it more differentiated? I think over time you’ll see us continue to differentiate it more.” the same Larson-Green added.

While Larson states that the company believes in a high demand for mobile OS, Microsoft is said to be discussing a new future for Windows, in which there will be a single Windows OS for all device.

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3 Responses to “Microsoft Could Drop Support for Windows RT”
  1. Skidmarks says:

    I can’t see them dropping support for the RT OS overnight. What about all the customers who bought into it? They can merge it with WP but will have to maintain support for RT standalone the next couple of years.

  2. Loz says:

    RT was a total blunder. It was pretty much the Phone OS but with MS Office. The whole desktop was just a tease that made you wish you were using full Windows. IMO they should have removed the desktop from it completely and given it a name like Windows Tablet OS to completely differentiate it from Windows for PC the way Windows Phone OS is.

  3. Alistair Hardy says:

    RT was an oversite, it would have been better to run with an android style system, that can be molded to fit phone or tablet.
    but even then, people don’t buy windows because its’ windows, they buy it because they expect everything to work with it, which it didn’t on RT.
    it was the ugly duckling.

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