At two separate places, Microsoft demonstrated the upcoming version of Windows- Windows 8. First up, at All Things D, Microsoft demo’ed the new tablet interface for the next version of Windows which heavily borrows from Windows Phone. The following video shows that:
Next, Microsoft demo’ed Windows 8 running on an ARM processor which is the CPU architecture used in mobile phones and tablets of today. This is not an Intel or AMD CPU that we are used to running Windows so it is a big deal to see. What this will do is allow Windows based tablets to be much more power-friendly. On the flip side, Intel showed Android running on it’s x86 platform a couple of days back as well. Anyways, here is Windows running on ARM from Computex, Taiwan.
Interesting UI on the tablet side- although the whole full screen applications seem to be timed well with Apple’s upcoming OS X Lion also touting that “feature.”