Windows RT is dead, now it’s a distant memory for Microsoft

Windows RT system

In the end, Microsoft’s Windows RT never gain popularity, recently the company announced that it’s no longer manufacturing Surface 2, and today it’s been confirmed that Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 2520 is no longer in production.

While at the beginning, the software maker had a number of PC manufacturers, including Lenovo, Asus, Samsung, and Dell on board with Windows RT, now everyone has abandoned the operating system and discontinued all the tablets based on ARM processors due to low consumer interests and sale figures. This left Microsoft alone with only two devices, Surface 2 and the Lumia 2520, and today the company is no longer making either tablet, quickly making Windows RT an obsolete operating system.

Although, Microsoft is no longer manufacturing Windows RT tablets, the company says that those wanting to grab a Nokia Lumia 2520 can visit the Microsoft Retail Stores,, and third-party retailers to grab one while supply last.

Now it becomes clear that Microsoft attempt to expand its operating system to ARM-based tablets did not work. In part, the reason behind the failure was the lack of modern apps optimized for touch, the confusing desktop environment, which didn’t allow traditional apps to run, and the no cool “Windows RT” name. This made PC manufacturers to opt for Intel processors for small tablets running Windows.

However, we have to remember that today the focus has shifted toward Windows 10. The software giant has recently shown off a new version of Windows 10 for mobile devices, which will work on phones and small tablets, typically they refer to 7-inch and 8-inch ARM-based tablets, and the company will remove the confusing desktop on these devices.

Source The Verge

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