Although Microsoft has not announced the launch date for its latest operating system Windows 8, Samsung has already announced in the second half of 2012 a Windows 8 tablet on the market. Marketing CEO Uhm Kyo Ho PC division of Samsung unveiled the plans in an interview with Bloomberg.
Various media report that Microsoft is developing a tablet itself or working with hardware vendors to develop a tablet that works on Windows 8. Windows 8 is suitable for tablets, notebooks, netbooks and desktops with a keyboard, mouse or touch screen. At the TechEd 2011 developer conference in New Zealand, Microsoft first tablet is shown running on the Windows 8.
According to Ho, the product will likely be a modified version of Samsung’s Series 7 slate running Windows 7.
Moreover, Samsung has developed a Windows version 8 of its Series 7 tablet and is tested by its developers. This Developer Preview Windows tablet was shown last September at Microsoft’s conference BUILD. This trial had an 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and ran on an Intel Core i5 processor with the memory of 4 GB.
The price of Samsung Windows 8 tablets and the release is still not confirmed.