To provide Windows for free, for less than 9-inch smart tablet

So farFree version of Windows 8.1 planYaTo provide free phone phones to handset manufacturersMicrosoft was leaked, but in the keynote speech of the annual developer conference "BUILD 2014" held on April 2, 2014 local time, on a smartphone or tablet with a screen size of less than 9 inches Microsoft finally announced that it will offer the license free.

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By freeing Windows,OEMManufacturers will be able to freely install Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 on smartphones and tablets with a screen size of less than 9 inches. Because the licensing fee of the OS is free, manufacturers will be able to release cheaper terminals, and it is expected that the market share of operating system for mobile terminals, which is lagging behind Apple and Google, will be hit back.

Besides thisInternet of ThingsWindows will be offered for free (IoT) type home appliances as well. However, it is unknown whether the IoT version of Windows will be released or will apply traditional Windows.

The updated Windows 8.1 will be able to operate comfortably if 1GB of memory and 16GB of HDD are available, so it may be that an inexpensive Windows 8.1 loaded tablet appears although its specification is low. As for the free offering of Windows, what kind of treatment of Microsoft made applications such as Skype and Bing is left unknown at the moment.

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