Xbox Surface tablet rumoured to be in development
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
Microsoft is making a 7 inch gaming tablet called Xbox Surface, according to a new report. Hardware planning for this device is underway, The Verge reports. It will “likely” include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. These specs may be altered before release, though.
Xbox Surface won’t run a full version of Windows, the report claims. Instead it will run a custom Windows kernel. It is “likely” being made using the secret hardware production process Microsoft uses for its Surface devices. The Xbox 720, as it’s called, will be manufactured by the usual suspects though, such as Foxconn.
Apparently Microsoft “locked down” several Xbox-buildings at its offices in Silicon Valley recently to protect the inner workings of its unannounced gubbins from leaking outside. It is here, at the heart of the Interactive Entertainment Business division, that games and software are being created for the Xbox Surface, the report claims.
Source: The Verge