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03-01-12, 08:30 PM
http://5601-blogs-nvidia-com.voxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Win8-Consum-Preview-600x366.jpgThe excitement continues to build in anticipation of Microsoft‚??s Windows 8 rollout.¬* At MWC this week (http://blogs.nvidia.com/tag/mwc12), Microsoft‚??s top Windows execs demoed Windows 8 running on a Tegra 3 device.

The demo by Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows and Windows Live Division, and Michael Angiulo, corporate VP of Windows Planning and Ecosystem team, follows the announcement confirming NVIDIA‚??s partnership with Microsoft (http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/Releases/Microsoft-to-Seed-Windows-8-Developers-Device-Makers-With-Test-PCs-Powered-by-NVIDIA-s-Tegra-3-Mobile-Processor-780.aspx) on a program to distribute Windows 8 test PCs, powered by the Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor with 4-Plus-1 architecture and the NVIDIA Icera i410 LTE modem, to software developers and device manufacturers.

This seeding program will help create a rich ecosystem of apps and devices for Windows 8 on ARM-based processors.

Watch the video below to see Mike Angiulo onstage with the Tegra 3 tablet. Tip: start at the (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lUFv4C4fVzE&list=UUvfUcuSDNOoFsAPsiGdaGPg#t=3240s)54:00 mark. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lUFv4C4fVzE&list=UUvfUcuSDNOoFsAPsiGdaGPg#t=3240s)



The demo includes:


Picture password unlocking
Fast and fluid panning of the Start screen
Talks about connected standby
Internet Explorer browsing and HTML5 video, with hardware accelerated graphics
An example of a Metro App from USAToday
Peripheral compatibility with class drivers
Office 15, which will include PowerPoint, Word, Excel and OneNote


More... (http://blogs.nvidia.com/2012/03/windows-8-consumer-preview-running-on-tegra-3/)