What happens with Windows RT after the release of Windows 10?
Along with Windows 8 Microsoft released Windows 8 RT in 2012, an operating system which was made specifically for ARM processors. The difference between Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro is basically that with Windows RT you are able to install apps from the Windows app store but you are not able to install common desktop applications. However Windows RT wasn’t involved in Microsofts plans for a long time, the company has released the Surface 1 and the Surface 2 as a RT version but the Surface 3 doesn’t exist as an RT version. There have been released some third party devices with this operating system tough there were not that much either.
According to a statement of a Microsoft spokesperson, Microsoft is working on an Update for current Surface RT and Surface 2 RT users with Windows RT to bring ‘some’ of the features which Windows 10 will bring also to Windows RT. Unfortunately there has not been said anything about other Windows RT devices then the Surface row. Below you can have a look at what a Microsoft spokesperson has said to Cnet:
“Surface Pro 3 (and the entire Surface Pro lineup) will update to Windows 10. We are working on an update for [the Windows RT version of] Surface, which will have some of the functionality of Windows 10. More information to come.”
So no mention about some popular third party Windows RT tablets like the Dell XPS 10 which has been released in 2012 or the Lumia 2520 which was shipped also with Windows RT. Microsoft will provide further information on this later this year but hopefully they will release this Update generally for all Windows RT Tablets and not only for their Surface RT product row. Let me know what you think about this below in comments.