As Microsoft continues to build Windows 8 OS, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang reveals his prediction that the new OS will run Windows Phone 7 apps in some capacity.
According to Huang, ARM processors present a strong advantage as many mobile applications are written using such standards. Due to this, and the fact that Windows Phone 7 apps are built on Silverlight, he believes apps written for Windows Phone 7 will run on Windows 8, as Microsoft is designing Windows 8 for both PCs and tablets.
Though there was no confirmation from Microsoft, the company is believed to be working on a common development platform for television, PC, and mobile apps.
While NVIDIA continues its preparation of the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, Huang confirms that Google Android tablets running its much anticipated quad-core chip will be available this year. Previous predictions that NVIDIA would have quad-core phones on the market in 2011 were dispelled by Huang, who indicated the company may only have tablets featuring the high-speed processors by year’s end.
The chipmaker has already rooted itself as a leader in Android and smartphones, with Huang claiming the company has a 70 percent share of the Android tablet market, which makes up about 30 percent of the total market. Though NVIDIA’s share of Google OS based superphones is a little lower, with about 50 percent, according to Huang.