Thursday, June 02, 2011

Microsoft seeks to restrict tablet makers: sources | The Australian

Big changes in the Windows ecosystem

MICROSOFT plans to restrict the number of computer-hardware makers that initially can make tablets using its Windows operating system, requiring five select chip makers to pair up with one development partner each, people familiar with the matter said.

The software company selected Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments to choose one hardware maker apiece to develop tablet and clamshell devices based on Microsoft's mobile platform, the people said.

Microsoft seeks to restrict tablet makers: sources | The Australian

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