Microsoft demoes Windows 8 on Tegra 3 Tablet

Microsoft demonstrated several Windows 8 features running on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 tablet at the company’s BUILD developer conference in Anaheim, California.

Nvidia Tegra Kal El Windows 8 Demo
Left: Nvidia Tegra 3 Tablet

During the event, Mike Angulio – Microsoft’s VP of Windows planning – demonstrated:

  • Windows 8 devices’ ability to instantly switch on and off
  • The new Windows 8 user interface, designed to work equally well with both touch-based tablets and keyboard/mouse-based PCs
  • New applications, mostly written in HTML5, which are always running in the background
  • Platform agnostic applications (running on both ARM and x86)

Anguilo also emphasized that all Windows 8 applications will feature hardware accelerated graphics so that developers will not need to do additional work to support hardware acceleration and their applications will automatically take advantage of graphics on both ARM and x86 platforms.

Source: Microsoft Wows BUILD Crowd with Windows 8 on Quad-Core NVIDIA Tegra Tablet

You can watch Windows 8 Demo from Build Conference 2001 below


If you are interested in developing on the Tegra 3 platform for Windows 8, you can register at and learn about development tools such as CUDA Toolkit 4.0 for Windows, NVIDIA Graphics SDK for Windows or Parallel Nsight. You’ll also be able to follow Window-8 topic on Nvidia Forum or ask questions there.


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