Microsoft To Bring The Core Of Its Desktop OS To Smartphones Via Menlo?

While there aren’t any official details at the moment it seems that Microsoft is busy working on a project that could bring the core of its desktop OS to smartphones. If that does happen, we’ll see the Windows NT core possibly replace the Windows CE core used in Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7 and the Zune HD. Murmurs of a graphics layer known as Experiment 19 will apparently be the magic to scale the experience down to a size that’s suitable for handheld devices. The team involved in this project is apparently called the Menlo team. It’ll be interesting to see how this affects Windows Mobile devices in the future, as Windows programs currently support different processor architectures and have different frameworks for programs. Looks like it’s something worth keeping an eye on.

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