With the new version of its operating system Windows 9, Microsoft wants to attack the connected objects market and more generally IoT (Internet of Things). They will release a free of charge version of Windows specially for this market.
It's official. Microsoft has indeed launch an assault on the connected devices market. Bernard Ourghanlian, CTO at Microsoft France confirms the rumors. The next OS Windows 9, that will be presented the September 30th 2014 to enterprises and developers, will be optimized for all kind of devices. "A version will propose for connected objects" said Bernard Ourghanlian "It will use very little memory and can run on as little as Intel processors Quark." And this will be free of charge. " as is already the case for Windows 8.1 in April 2014 to all terminals equipped a screen less than 9 inches" said Nicolas Petit, director of marketing and operations.
So Microsoft attacks directly Google and his system Android Wear, which launched in March 2014 a version of its Android OS dedicated to connected objects. The battle of the OS in the connected objects will therefor intensify.