The title pretty much says it all. Under pressure from iPad and Android tablet competition, Microsoft has recently launched a new version of the Windows 7 operating system software specifically for slate and tablet devices. We know that the new OS will be called Windows Embedded Compact 7, but other than that, there are not many other details that are known. It’ll essentially be a compartmentalized version of the Windows 7 OS that can be embedded at the hardware level.
There were several prototype devices running on Microsoft’s new tablet OS at Computex 2010, so its potential developments into a full-fledged tablet OS should be pretty interesting. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on any developments we hear about.