We have told you about ARM based Windows systems many times, but now it has come to light that Microsoft and partners have selected notebook vendors for Windows on ARM project.
There are three major ARM processors makers — Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and NVIDIA. Microsoft has told these three companies to choose two notebook vendors each, one being major partner and one being minor partner, depending on notebook vendors’ investment of technical resources.
So Qualcomm selected Samsung and Sony, Texas Instruments went for Toshiba and Samsung, and Nvidia chose Lenovo and Acer. As one can make out Samsung, Toshiba and Lenovo are the major partners.
This leaves out one of the biggest player Asus out of the project, so we wonder whats going on at Asus headquarter.
Laptops based on Windows+ARM are expected to come in 2013.