Windows 8 on ARM tablets won’t run PC apps

From AppleInsider:

The president of Microsoft’s Windows unit, Stephen Sinofsky, has again pointedly clarified that new ARM tablets running Windows 8 next year won’t actually run existing Windows apps for PCs.

This is a bit of a blow, as I expected, perhaps naively, that the tablet would run the same apps as the desktop, but apparently not.

I’m not sure if this means that developers will need to re-write or adapt desktop apps for the tablet version of Windows 8, my guess is that there will be 2 app ecosystems. Does anyone know for sure? Clip to Evernote

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: