Summary: Will Microsoft offer the Desktop App Win32 environment on Windows 8 on ARM? There’s still no conclusive answer.
What’s the latest word? Is the Win32 environment — known as the Desktop App — still part of Windows 8 on ARM? Or isn’t it?
During the last Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote for Microsoft on January 9, company officials demonstrated Windows 8 on both Intel and ARM PCs.
The Desktop App, unsurprisingly, was still on whichever post-Developer Preview build of Windows 8 on the Intel-based Samsung tablet that Tami Reller, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer for Windows, demonstrated. But It also appeared — at least from this screen shot taken last night by Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Andras Velvart — that it also was part of the ARM version of Windows 8, too: