One of the main strengths of Windows 10 is that it will run on embedded devices, or what Microsoft likes to call the “Internet of things”. This is a market of tremendous potential as automation will play a significant role in our lives going forward. Microsoft is determined to play profound role in this market and are predicting that Windows 10 will be installed on over 25 billion of these devices by 2020.
Here is what Microsoft had to say about Windows 10 on IOT devices:
Windows 10 will offer versions of Windows for a diverse set of IOT devices, ranging from powerful devices like ATMs and ultrasound machines, to resource constrained devices like gateways. Through key partnerships with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, Qualcomm and others, we will provide great options for commercial devices builders, hobbyists and students.
This is one particular area that has been largely overlooked and one that Microsoft hasn’t shed much light on, but in the video Microsoft provided, one can get a good understanding of the tremendous scale of this market.
Microsoft will be offering Windows 10 on IOT devices for free, and we except the Redmond giant to shed some more light on this matter at Build this April.
Source: Channel 9