Asus, Acer And Lenovo Helping Microsoft With Windows 9

If you can’t do it alone, bring in the cavalry! Windows Blue may rightly be the main focus of the technology industry currently, but that does not mean Microsoft has blinked when it comes to the true successor, Windows 9.

The alpha version of Windows Blue that was recently leaked gave us a good look at several features of the upcoming update, and most now have an idea of what is in store.

All eyes are now on Windows 9, and whether it will bring any revolutionary changes.

A Digitimes report citing their upstream supply chain sources reveals that three bigwigs — Asus, Acer and Lenovo — have been invited on board to help Microsoft develop the next-generation Windows OS.

Developing an operating system is as much software, as it is hardware, so no real surprises here.

Microsoft is now putting the final touches on the integrated development program (IDP) for Windows 9 and selecting the companies to help it design the platform is now a priority for Redmond.

Not just that, it appears that both Acer and NVIDIA are currently discussing the possibility to jointly develop a device that would run the new Microsoft OS. Word is that this could be big, though obviously no further details are available for the time being.

Windows 9 is said to see daylight in November 2014, and the first beta of the new OS for testing purposes is scheduled for release early next year in January.

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