Microsoft to give Windows 8 ARM beta to developers in February

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I don't know about any of you guys, but I am so pumped for the release of Windows 8. For me, the wait for it is almost as excruciatingly agonizing as the wait for any holiday morning for a child.

Luckily, time keeps going and we're always creeping closer to Windows 8's release date. The newest report of this is about the Windows 8 ARM beta. As you all know, my favorite addition Microsoft made to Windows 8 is ARM support, which opens up the possibility for small, UMPC-like tablets and gadgets. According to this new report, Windows 8 on ARM is now stable, meaning that the beta can start to roll out to developers so they can start to write their apps for the new architecture and operating system. 

So, given the fact that small tablets are insanely popular with consumers nowadays and that Windows 8 on ARM is stable, I believe UMPCs can make a strong comeback with consumers. And like we've seen with Windows Phone 7, there should be a wide selection of different form factors and styles to fit everyone's needs while still providing a killer experience. 

[CNET]
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