CES 2012: TI’s OMAP platform to power Windows 8 tablets


A Windows 8 tablet running the new Texas Instruments OMAP4470 processor will be shown at this years CES 2012, a new announcement has stated. This new process is being touted as technology that will “enable the ultimate tablet experience.”

The Consumer Electronics Show is meant for companies to show off their stuff to business and consumers what they pertain to as “the future.” Well the future looks bright according to Texas Instruments. They will be hosting “an OMAP4470 processor-based tablet running on a pre-release version of Windows 8.” They say that it was designed “specifically to enable the ultimate tablet experience” that supports the user experience of one who uses Windows 8.

The OMAP4470’s platform is designed specifically for Windows 8, in which it includes multicore processing, programming accelerators, and hardware composition engines (for example, it helps run the new non-graphics card dependable theme). According to the company, “these elements and more are the force behind the OMAP4470 processor’s ability to enable fast and fluid multitasking in Windows 8 while maintaining ultra-low power consumption.” The processor intends on giving the user a tablet-pc experience, but in all, it’s designed for you to take with you wherever you go.

Texas Instruments insists that “the latest OMAP 4 platform distinctly supports Microsoft’s new computing experience, Windows 8, that reimagines Windows.”

Aiden Marcuss, the senior director of Windows Core Marketing & Ecosystem of the Microsoft Corporation agrees, that “Windows 8 is a fast and fluid, touch-first OS that brings a new range of capabilities without compromise” and that “with platform leaders such as TI help take full advantage of ARM architecture, with new capabilities that enable compelling new PCs and user scenarios.”

The CES 2012 will run from January 10th to the 13th, and will include all of the futuristic gadgets you have been waiting for, such as this particular device. ARM will be the newest platform that the Windows client will support, since Itanium ran for the first time on Windows 2000 in 1999.