Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by soh5, Mar 13, 2017.
It was funny though.
The pot calls the kettle black?
This comment was far darker.
My bet for the Shanghai event is actually the official debut of Windows on Arm.
If you recall last year's WinHEC was held in Shenzhen, China where they demoed full x86 (@4:45) on the new 835 Core from Qualcomm:
I believe this event will be the continuation of this, as WOA is truly "what's next" in terms of the big picture (hardware/server/OS) perspective for MS.
Sooooooooooooo...what's coming May 23. Panay will be there with his #Surface hashtag. It will be after BUILD, so not much reason to talk WOA. Halolens - maybe - but why #Surface. SP 4.5...wouldn't the Chinese feel insulted by a meh refresh, especially when billed as "What's Next." So what do you think fellow TPCR's?
I think @Marty is right on the money. It just makes sense that the premier Windows on ARM Surface device would be launched at the very place where the Windows on ARM concept was first unveiled.
In that recent CNET interview, he said they will only make a new surface if it makes an "experiential difference," and cited weight and battery life as experiential differences. And he said there is no SP5, only SP next. The invite for the may 23 event says "we'll show you what's next." Weight and battery life can only significantly be changed by an ARM processor with today's tech. My guess: they announce WOA at build, and then a couple weeks later they demo it on a surface device. Hopefully, it's a 9 to 9.5 inch device weighing about a pound with 15hr battery life. That would be an experiential difference.
@jjsa1985 - We've all dreamed of the "Surface Slate" or "Surface Pad" that you describe. In fact, pack another couple of batteries in the SB Clipboard, add a kickstand, and call it a day!
I don't think we'll see a WOA device until the fall. It would be nice if they would announce it now, however, so I can decide if I want to wait a bit before replacing my S3.
For a quick reference on timeline:
Wait. Isn't the answer still: "No?"
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