Shocker: Samsung Says No Windows RT Tablet Release in US Because Windows RT Demand Unclear
CNET is the first to report today in a new interview with Samsung's Senior VP Mike Abary that the company will only be launching its Windows RT tablet, overseas.
Here's what he had to say: "There wasn't really a very clear positioning of what Windows RT meant in the marketplace, what it stood for relative to Windows 8, that was being done in an effective manner to the consumer. When we did some tests and studies on how we could go to market with a Windows RT device, we determined there was a lot of heavy lifting we still needed to do to educate the customer on what Windows RT was. And that heavy lifting was going to require pretty heavy investment. "
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Windows RT is a special Microsoft Windows operating system designed to run on mobile devices utilizing the ARM architecture, such as tablets.
While it lacks certain features and compatibility in comparison to Windows 8 (which runs only on devices with Intel-compatible processors), Microsoft aimed for Windows RT devices to take advantage of the ARM platform's power efficiency (allowing for longer battery life), usingsystem-on-chips to allow for thinner hardware designs, the new Windows Store platform for touch-optimized apps, providing a reliable experience over time, and an emphasis on productivity through the inclusion of a special edition of Office 2013. Due to these differences, Windows RT is more comparable to amobile operating system such as iOS than other editions of Windows