A Mutable Log

Next Windows will support ARM SoCs

A while back I wrote about MeeGo and how it mainly seemed like a push against Android and ARM, at least in openness.

In mid 2010, Intel announced Atom SoCs (codenamed Oak Trail) targeting Android and MeeGo, besides Windows 7. Now, we come full circle with Microsoft announcing that its core Windows OS will support ARM SoCs from Nvidia and others, besides SoCs from Intel.

That is a fairly important move considering how mobile computing has come of age. Note that Windows Mobile / Phone already does support such architectures, so this may hint at a future unification of Windows. I hope Nokia doesn’t get lost between Symbian and MeeGo.