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As said before Microsoft will rollout the OS in both Intel and ARM powered devices at the time of the launch. The October timing would allow Microsoft to target the holiday shoppers and to compete with the recently launched Appleâ€
Windows 8 is the first OS from Microsoft to run on touch screen tablets with ARM processors inside. Microsoft recently released Windows 8 consumer preview for desktop and laptops but the Windows 8 ARM version is still not released to the public.
The report also claims there will be fewer ARM devices compared to the Intel powered devices, because of the rigorous controls enforced by Microsoft. Several manufacturers are keen on releasing tablets along with the launch of Windows 8 Operating system including Nokia, Lenovo, Sony, Dell, Asus etc.
In addition to the launch of Microsoft is also planning to release nest version of its productivity suite Microsoft Office 15 at the same time. Leaked screenshots suggests that Microsoft Office 15 will the support the Metro interface of Windows 8. Microsoft Office 15 technical preview started in January and public beta is expected in this summer.