By Vamien McKalin | Apr 16, 2013 05:23 PM EDT
Despite all the doom and gloom associated with Dell and Windows RT, Dell is still standing behind the operating system, while others like Samsung wish to get far away from it as possible.
Dell has reiterated its commitment to Windows RT, claiming that future generations of its XPS tablet are in development and these tablets will definitely be running Windows RT.
Neil Hand, vice president at Dell, said that "it's turned slower than we were hoping at this point in time," referring to the bad sales performance the company is experiencing with Windows 8 and RT devices. However, Hand added, "Over the long haul it shouldn't matter if it is Windows on ARM, Windows on Intel, Windows on anything else."
According to the IDG News, the tablets will be faster and lighter than the previous versions; however, no specs have yet been announced.
It is possible that Windows RT could become relevant over the long haul, but this would take heavy investment on the part of Microsoft to keep three operating systems running — something the company might not be too interested in doing. We don't believe Windows RT will ever go away, but what might happen is Windows RT combining with Windows Phone, which could make for a more compelling operating system for tablet use. By then, Microsoft might finally realize that the desktop interface will never be tablet-friendly, and thus remove it in favor of the new user interface system for tablets.
Such a move would also make jumping from your phone to your tablet much easier, since both devices would run the same operating system. Imagine everything on your phone being on your tablet or vice versa at all times? That would be awesome. When you put down your phone and jump to your tablet, the tile layouts are the same, the settings are the same, the apps are the same: everything that matters is just the way you like.
It is possible for all this to begin happening, when Windows and Windows Phone Blue makes an appearance.
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