Windows is known to be an operating system which strives to work on every hardware available. Windows 7 was an operating system which worked marvelously even on weaker hardware. It worked on everything from netbooks to powerful desktop PCs.
But it has come as a blow for the popular mobile phone manafacturer, HTC, that Microsoft has denied them the rights to produce tablets in accordance with Windows 8.
HTC is known as a pioneer in smartphones, and has seen success in various models, such as the HTC Desire, HTC Sensation, HTC One X, but still Microsoft has outrightedly rejected the Taiwanese manufacturer from producing any tablets for their upcoming operating system.
Microsoft sites the reason, as HTC not having enough experience in the tablet market, and also its lack of adoption for its Android Tablets, like the HTC Flyer. HTC may have released some powerful and innovate mobile phone devices, but we must agree, that it was not able to make an impact in the tablet market.
But this decision also comes as a shocker on Microsoft’s side that they did not allow such a powerful company to produce hardware for their upcoming operating systems, whereas they have allowed some, uh… not so good, companies to produce tablets and PCs for the same OS.
Maybe this will turn out to be a good thing for HTC, as they will be able to concentrate more on what they are good at, smartphones.
But we have a hunch that Microsoft may later on agree on allowing HTC to produce hardware for Windows, when the dust around Windows 8 settles.