Windows RT reportedly to be 'merged' with next-gen Blue

Reports from Asian-based suppliers state Windows RT could be merged with Microsoft's upcoming project Blue
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Whilst little is known about Windows Blue right now, a report from Asia indicates that Microsoft will merge Windows 8 RT with the next-generation operating system.

The report from Digitimes fails to outline how exactly Microsoft is allegedly planning to "merge" the two OS' together, or what such a move would mean.

However, the new site does cite Asian-based suppliers over the reason behind such a merge.

"Although the PC supply chain had pushed the Windows on ARM (WoA) platform aggressively, the Windows RT's name, which has misled most consumers into believing that the operating system is able to support all existing x86 Windows programs...the lack of apps, as well as compatibility issues have all significantly damaged demand," says the Digitimes report.

As Microsoft continues to remain tight-lipped over Windows Blue, the reports could simply be little more than miscommunication between Microsoft and its suppliers.

Currently, Microsoft's only words on Blue remain vague, as the firm states it is working "on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as Blue."

It seems highly unlikely that the firm would simply merge its Windows RT OS into what is widely viewed as the first major update to the operating system.

Windows Blue is expected to be unveiled at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference, which takes place from June 26th - 28th.

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