Windows 8 At CES

It’s CES week in Las Vegas, and there will be plenty of news coming this week, mostly in the form of announcements of future releases. However, according to Intel, Microsoft has demanded that ARM vendors not use working demos of Windows 8 on ARM hardware at CES and only use displays. This is due to supposed instability with the ARM compatible Windows 8 software. While TI and other ARM partners say this isn’t true and will be presenting Windows 8 powered ARM tablets, Intel says that they are going against Microsoft’s wishes.

Texas Instruments said it did plan to show working product demos running Windows 8, but that the build would not be the final version of the operating system, as Microsoft wanted to reserve “some surprises” for launch.