Microsoft is looking to reveal a new operating system that will be made to measure for tablet specific hardware via the ARM processor. To be unveiled during the next CES show, next year, Microsoft appears to have left the Windows 7 OS alone and, according to Bloomberg, will not be merely tweaking that software for tablet use.
Some reports have declared that the first tablet to utilise this new Windows-based operating system will come from Samsung in the form of the Gloria, not a direct competitor to the Galaxy Tab, it will be a new 10in tablet with a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
In related news, observers say that Google is also looking to release a tablet-specific operating system onto the market and will do so via the same CES 2011 show. According to Motorola, the new OS will be known as the Android Honeycomb 3.0.
Apple currently controls 95% of the tablet market with 7.46 million iPad units sold during the last quarter.