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Microsoft Shuts Windows RT

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Microsoft finally decided to eliminate Windows RT from its range.

But, does it mean is this the end or Microsoft may revive RT after windows 10. For now, Microsoft has decided not manufacture RT any more.

” We are no longer manufacturing Nokia Lumia 2520; however, those still eager to buy Nokia Lumia 2520 should visit Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, third-party retailers and resellers for the latest availability”, a Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge.

Windows RT

Windows RT

Microsoft got custody of the Nokia Lumia device after it purchased Nokia’s mobile hardware business in 2014. Windows RT was created as a scaled-down alternative to Windows 8 for devices using ARM processors instead of Intel x86-based processors.

Running Windows RT on ARM-based devices was designed to extend battery life and lower device price tags. But the mobile OS never quite caught on, either with vendors or consumers. RT confused many potential buyers, who had difficulty grasping the differences between it and the full-blown Windows 8. Windows RT tablets also were incapable of running traditional desktop applications, another factor that damaged its adoption.

Microsoft shook up the industry when it released its own Surface version of an RT-based tablet in late 2012. Other makers of RT tablets considered the Surface direct competition and questioned Microsoft’s decision to create rival hardware.

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