Neowin News Feed for: Oem https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/oem/ Neowin News Feed for: Oem en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Intel has started shipping Alder Lake-P to laptop manufacturers https://www.neowin.net/news/intel-has-started-shipping-alder-lake-p-to-laptop-manufacturers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/06/1624354655_02qljlpdqqbrmh6h5l7uuzg-1..1602091197_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Intel has started shipping its upcoming Alder Lake-P processors to OEMs for integrating them into laptops. The company is also expected to officially launch the chip early next year. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/intel-has-started-shipping-alder-lake-p-to-laptop-manufacturers">Read more...</a> karthik.m282@outlook.com (Karthik Mudaliar) Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:32:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/intel-has-started-shipping-alder-lake-p-to-laptop-manufacturers What is Third-Party Maintenance in the Data Center? - Free Article https://www.neowin.net/news/what-is-third-party-maintenance-in-the-data-center---free-article-2/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/08/1597396646_w_serg16c9_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>With this free to claim article, you&#039;ll learn how third-party maintenance ultimately gives you more control, both over your equipment life cycle and your IT budget. Get now before the offer expires! <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/what-is-third-party-maintenance-in-the-data-center---free-article-2">Read more...</a> editor@neowin.net (News Staff) Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/what-is-third-party-maintenance-in-the-data-center---free-article-2 Microsoft advises partners on how to sell Windows 10 S and Pro https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-advises-partners-on-how-to-sell-windows-10-s-and-pro/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/05/1493748941_windows-10-s_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>At an Inspire 2017 session last week, Microsoft provided updated guidance to OEMs, partners, and resellers on how they should sell Windows 10 Pro and S; by &#039;lighting up&#039; their services. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-advises-partners-on-how-to-sell-windows-10-s-and-pro">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:02:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-advises-partners-on-how-to-sell-windows-10-s-and-pro Amazon makes Echo reference design available to third-party device makers https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon-makes-echo-reference-design-available-to-third-party-device-makers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/04/1492095573_amazonalexadevkit_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amazon has unveiled its Alexa 7-Mic Far-Field Dev Kit, which includes the seven microphone array and voice technology from its Echo smart speaker. It is available to OEMs via an invite-only system. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon-makes-echo-reference-design-available-to-third-party-device-makers">Read more...</a> florin.bodnarescu@neowin.net (Florin Bodnarescu ) Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:22:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon-makes-echo-reference-design-available-to-third-party-device-makers OEMs won't be able to sell PCs with Windows 7 or 8.1 starting November https://www.neowin.net/news/oems-wont-be-able-to-sell-pcs-with-windows-7-or-81-starting-november/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/01/win7-wallpaper-large_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>This November will see big OEMs stop releasing new PCs with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 pre-installed. There are a few ways to get machines with old versions of Windows though, here&#039;s a few. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/oems-wont-be-able-to-sell-pcs-with-windows-7-or-81-starting-november">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:36:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/oems-wont-be-able-to-sell-pcs-with-windows-7-or-81-starting-november HTC might be bringing its Sense skins to all Android phones, with Sense Home 8 https://www.neowin.net/news/htc-might-be-bringing-its-sense-skins-to-all-android-phones-with-sense-home-8/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/04/htc_1_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>HTC&#039;s Sense Android skin and features might soon be available on many more Android phones. The company seems to be planning to launch the Sense Home 8 app to everyone on the Google Play store. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/htc-might-be-bringing-its-sense-skins-to-all-android-phones-with-sense-home-8">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:16:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/htc-might-be-bringing-its-sense-skins-to-all-android-phones-with-sense-home-8 Google once again tries to put pressure on OEMs and carriers to update Android phones https://www.neowin.net/news/google-once-again-tries-to-put-pressure-on-oems-and-carriers-to-update-android-phones/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/10/android-vulnerability_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google is once again trying to put pressure on OEMs and carriers to make sure users get the latest Android updates. But its efforts may be in vain thanks to fundamentally opposite business models. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/google-once-again-tries-to-put-pressure-on-oems-and-carriers-to-update-android-phones">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 25 May 2016 13:36:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/google-once-again-tries-to-put-pressure-on-oems-and-carriers-to-update-android-phones Microsoft apps now preloaded on 74 Android OEMs, with Acer signing new agreement https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-apps-now-preloaded-on-74-android-oems-with-acer-signing-new-agreement/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/12/1_unnamed_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft continues its quest to leverage its patent position, with Acer joining Samsung, ASUS, Dell and Sony in preloading Skype, OneDrive and the Office suite on Android. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-apps-now-preloaded-on-74-android-oems-with-acer-signing-new-agreement">Read more...</a> john.devon@neowin.net (John Devon) Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:10:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-apps-now-preloaded-on-74-android-oems-with-acer-signing-new-agreement Microsoft tells OEMs to stop offering Windows 7/8.1 devices by Oct 31 next year https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-tells-oems-to-stop-offering-windows-781-devices-by-oct-31-next-year/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/01/win7-wallpaper-large_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has updated its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet to indicate that OEMs have only a year more left before they starting clearing inventory of machines with Windows 7/8.1 pre-installed. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-tells-oems-to-stop-offering-windows-781-devices-by-oct-31-next-year">Read more...</a> jarir.kanji@neowin.net (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:26:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-tells-oems-to-stop-offering-windows-781-devices-by-oct-31-next-year Apple reportedly places record breaking order for iPhone 6s https://www.neowin.net/news/apple-reportedly-places-record-breaking-order-for-iphone-6s/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/09/1_apple-iphone-6-02_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6s in September and a report has revealed that the company is anticipating a very high demand for these devices and has placed a record order with manufacturers. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/apple-reportedly-places-record-breaking-order-for-iphone-6s">Read more...</a> shreyas.gandhe@neowin.net (Shreyas Gandhe) Thu, 09 Jul 2015 23:42:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/apple-reportedly-places-record-breaking-order-for-iphone-6s Windows 10 will be completed this week https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-will-be-completed-this-week/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/01/windows-10-gradient-07_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is in the final stages of completing Windows 10 and it is expected that this week, the company will sign off the OS and begin shipping the bits to retail partners. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-will-be-completed-this-week">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:37:36 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-will-be-completed-this-week Microsoft shows OEMs how to market Windows 10; talks features and SKUs https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-shows-oems-how-to-market-windows-10-talks-features-and-skus/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/06/1_windows_10_promo_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is talking to partners, touting the benefits of Windows 10 and showing the operating system&#039;s defining features and selling points for regular users, small business and the enterprise. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-shows-oems-how-to-market-windows-10-talks-features-and-skus">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:06:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-shows-oems-how-to-market-windows-10-talks-features-and-skus Acer returns to the Windows Phone fray with an entry-level device https://www.neowin.net/news/acer-returns-to-the-windows-phone-fray-with-an-entry-level-device/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/03/acerliquidm220_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>At Mobile World Congress 2015 today, Acer has finally revealed its first Windows Phone device in four years. Running Windows Phone 8.1, the Liquid M220 is also upgradable to Windows 10 for Phones. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/acer-returns-to-the-windows-phone-fray-with-an-entry-level-device">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:08:46 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/acer-returns-to-the-windows-phone-fray-with-an-entry-level-device Microsoft finally offers Windows 7 ISO downloads https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-finally-offers-windows-7-iso-downloads/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/01/win7-wallpaper-large_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>After many years since it originally launched, Microsoft is finally offering users a way to legally download a digital copy of the Windows 7 install disc. Of course, users will still need a license. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-finally-offers-windows-7-iso-downloads">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:08:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-finally-offers-windows-7-iso-downloads Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM pricing revealed by partner site https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-81-oem-pricing-revealed-by-partner-site/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/08/screen_shot_2014-08-24_at_12.12.27_pm_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has been very quiet about the pricing of Windows 10, but a recent document published on a partner site reveals how much money the Redmond giant makes from licensing Windows 8.1 to OEMs. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-81-oem-pricing-revealed-by-partner-site">Read more...</a> nanoguy@outlook.com (Adrian Potoroaca) Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:36:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-81-oem-pricing-revealed-by-partner-site The clock on most Windows 7 OEM sales runs out this week, HP and Dell still pushing it https://www.neowin.net/news/the-clock-on-most-windows-7-oem-sales-runs-out-this-week-hp-and-dell-still-pushing-it/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/08/windows-logo-07_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>At the end of this month, manufacturers will no longer be able to buy licenses from Microsoft for Windows 7 which means that the OS will start to disappear quickly from their websites. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/the-clock-on-most-windows-7-oem-sales-runs-out-this-week-hp-and-dell-still-pushing-it">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:58:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/the-clock-on-most-windows-7-oem-sales-runs-out-this-week-hp-and-dell-still-pushing-it Microsoft: Free Windows licensing brought 50 new phone and tablet partners https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-free-windows-licensing-brought-50-new-phone-and-tablet-partners/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/09/blu-win-jr-03_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Talking about the new licensing model Microsoft has implemented, Terry Myerson explained that it has been a success with 50 new partners signing up to build tablets and Windows Phone devices. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-free-windows-licensing-brought-50-new-phone-and-tablet-partners">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:46:09 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-free-windows-licensing-brought-50-new-phone-and-tablet-partners Sony estimates $2.14bn loss for smartphone business https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-estimates-214bn-loss-for-smartphone-business/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/09/screen_shot_2014-09-03_at_8.11.17_am_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Sony is struggling with its smartphone business thanks to stiff competition from Apple and Samsung, and plans to focus on its higher-end devices, while reducing its mid-range line-up. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-estimates-214bn-loss-for-smartphone-business">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:05:34 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-estimates-214bn-loss-for-smartphone-business Huawei drops Windows Phone citing lack of profit https://www.neowin.net/news/huawei-drops-windows-phone-citing-lack-of-profit/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/08/huawei-logo-01_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Huawei has dropped support for Windows Phone. The company cites profitability as the main issue, but this comes amid continued tensions between Microsoft and the Chinese government. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/huawei-drops-windows-phone-citing-lack-of-profit">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:21:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/huawei-drops-windows-phone-citing-lack-of-profit Microsoft unveils new Windows devices https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-unveils-new-windows-devices/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/hpprox2612_web_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>On stage at Computex, Microsoft showed off a number of recently launched Windows devices as well as some we hadn&#039;t seen before. Among these a HP 2-in-1 device and a 7-inch tablet from Toshiba. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-unveils-new-windows-devices">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:38:06 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-unveils-new-windows-devices TechSpot: AMD Beema and Mullins Low-Power APU Preview https://www.neowin.net/news/techspot-amd-beema-and-mullins-low-power-apu-preview/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/210386213microsoft-logo-2012-dark-grey.png" alt="" /></div>Low power computing is an extremely important market for chipset and device manufacturers alike. ARM has already established itself in this area and their products and derivatives from manufacturers like Qualcomm are nearly universally found... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/techspot-amd-beema-and-mullins-low-power-apu-preview">Read more...</a> julio@techspot.com (Julio Franco) Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:44:07 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/techspot-amd-beema-and-mullins-low-power-apu-preview Windows Phone 'glitch' allows you to uninstall OEM apps https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-glitch-allows-you-to-uninstall-oem-apps/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1499503118windows-phone-logo-8.png" alt="" /></div>If you have a Windows Phone device and want to uninstall an OEM app, follow the directions in this post and you will be prompted to remove the app that otherwise you couldn&#039;t uninstall. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-glitch-allows-you-to-uninstall-oem-apps">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:35:52 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-glitch-allows-you-to-uninstall-oem-apps Microsoft launches Windows Phone OEM portal to help expand hardware partners https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-launches-windows-phone-oem-portal-to-help-expand-hardware-partners/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/930638710windows-phone-8.1-grey.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has launched a new Windows Phone OEM portal website, designed to help companies who might be interested in building and selling their own devies with the mobile OS. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-launches-windows-phone-oem-portal-to-help-expand-hardware-partners">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:33:35 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-launches-windows-phone-oem-portal-to-help-expand-hardware-partners Confirmed: Microsoft to cut the cost of Windows 8.1 for low-end devices https://www.neowin.net/news/confirmed-microsoft-to-cut-the-cost-of-windows-81-for-low-end-devices/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/1_acer8inchtablet_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft, if you read between the lines, has confirmed that they will be cutting the cost of Windows 8.1 for lower end devices which will help lower the floor on tablet pricing. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/confirmed-microsoft-to-cut-the-cost-of-windows-81-for-low-end-devices">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:17:11 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/confirmed-microsoft-to-cut-the-cost-of-windows-81-for-low-end-devices Microsoft slashes Windows 8.1 pricing 70% to make way for cheaper devices https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reportedly-slashes-windows-81-pricing-70-to-make-way-for-cheaper-devices/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1096372267windows-8.1-purple.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has reportedly slashed the pricing of Windows 8.1 devices for products under the $250 price point to make way for even cheaper devices for OEMs which is a massive cut in the price. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reportedly-slashes-windows-81-pricing-70-to-make-way-for-cheaper-devices">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:35:32 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reportedly-slashes-windows-81-pricing-70-to-make-way-for-cheaper-devices Report: Android is open source but Google's apps have to be licensed https://www.neowin.net/news/report-android-is-open-source-but-googles-apps-have-to-be-licensed/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1931069474android-dark-bg.png" alt="" /></div>A recently revealed document showing the Android OEM agreements show that while the OS itself is open sourced, Google licenses its apps like Google Maps, Google Play and more to device makers. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/report-android-is-open-source-but-googles-apps-have-to-be-licensed">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:50:51 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/report-android-is-open-source-but-googles-apps-have-to-be-licensed Microsoft's Windows OEM revenues dropped 7 percent, but that's good news https://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-windows-oem-revenues-dropped-7-percent-but-thats-good-news/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/210386213microsoft-logo-2012-dark-grey.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft said that Windows revenues from its OEM partners went down by 7 percent in its last quarter, but that number is actually better than expected thanks to higher PC sales for businesses. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-windows-oem-revenues-dropped-7-percent-but-thats-good-news">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:22:25 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-windows-oem-revenues-dropped-7-percent-but-thats-good-news OEMs to receive another Windows 8.1 build this week https://www.neowin.net/news/oems-to-receive-another-windows-81-build-this-week/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/win8.1cap_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>OEMs will be receiving another build from Microsoft this week that will be the last of the pre-RTM bits to be sent outside the walls of Microsoft and could be the next build to leak. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/oems-to-receive-another-windows-81-build-this-week">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:20:50 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/oems-to-receive-another-windows-81-build-this-week Rumor: Windows 8.1 gone RTM with hand over to OEMs on August 16th https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-windows-81-gone-rtm-with-hand-over-to-oems-on-august-16th/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1741474728windows81logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A rumor &quot;from Russia with love&quot; claims that Microsoft has now signed off on the final RTM version of Windows 8.1 and plans to offer the OS update to its many OEM partners on August 16th. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-windows-81-gone-rtm-with-hand-over-to-oems-on-august-16th">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:59:27 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-windows-81-gone-rtm-with-hand-over-to-oems-on-august-16th The new Windows Phone 8 manufacturer... that you've probably never heard of https://www.neowin.net/news/the-new-windows-phone-8-manufacturer-that-youve-probably-never-heard-of/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1461295645windows-phone-logo-5.png" alt="" /></div>A new company is soon to join the (pretty exclusive) club of manufacturers building Windows Phone 8 devices - but in most parts of the world, there&#039;s a good chance you&#039;ll never have heard of Micromax. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/the-new-windows-phone-8-manufacturer-that-youve-probably-never-heard-of">Read more...</a> andyweir@neowin.net (Andy Weir) Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:23:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/the-new-windows-phone-8-manufacturer-that-youve-probably-never-heard-of Microsoft cuts Windows licensing costs for OEMs https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-cuts-windows-licensing-costs-for-oems/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9653650start-screen.png" alt="" /></div>At Computex 2013, Nick Parker of Microsoft&#039;s OEM division has confirmed that the licensing costs for Windows 8 and Windows RT have been cut for hardware partners building smaller (7-to-9-inch) tablets <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-cuts-windows-licensing-costs-for-oems">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 06 Jun 2013 02:20:16 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-cuts-windows-licensing-costs-for-oems Windows 8.1 build 9391 Developer Preview reportedly being distributed to OEMs https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-build-9391-developer-preview-reportedly-being-distributed-to-oems/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1245913945windows-8-blue.png" alt="" /></div>Windows 8.1 build 9391 has reportedly shipped to OEMs ahead of a public preview at Build 2013 conference. Little is known about build 9391, except that it may be the version that is unveiled in June. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-build-9391-developer-preview-reportedly-being-distributed-to-oems">Read more...</a> maxslaterrobins@ymail.com (Max Slater-Robins) Fri, 10 May 2013 18:09:42 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-build-9391-developer-preview-reportedly-being-distributed-to-oems Microsoft will make $3.4 billion from Android in 2013 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-make-34-billion-from-android-in-2013/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/210386213microsoft-logo-2012-dark-grey.png" alt="" /></div>Through a royalties deal with Samsung, HTC, LG and more, Microsoft are making an estimated $8 from every Android device sold, putting revenue in 2013 at $3.4b. This could increase to $9b in 2017. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-make-34-billion-from-android-in-2013">Read more...</a> maxslaterrobins@ymail.com (Max Slater-Robins) Thu, 09 May 2013 20:40:59 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-make-34-billion-from-android-in-2013 Seagate ships worlds first 4TB hard drive using 1TB platters https://www.neowin.net/news/seagate-ships-worlds-first-four-terrabyte-hard-drive/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/196713485s.jpg" alt="" /></div>Proving you can still get more gigabytes per dollar, Seagate has made available the worlds first 4TB hard drive utilizing four 1TB platters, and the cost won&#039;t burn a hole in your pocket either. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/seagate-ships-worlds-first-four-terrabyte-hard-drive">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:42:38 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/seagate-ships-worlds-first-four-terrabyte-hard-drive Microsoft says Surface is superior to OEM devices, admits they missed out on mobile https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-says-surface-is-superior-to-oem-devices-admits-they-missed-out-on-mobile/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2007833037surfacelogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Craig Mundie, adviser to Steve Ballmer, has opened up about Microsoft&#039;s thoughts on where the Surface sits compared to OEMs, and Microsoft&#039;s recent move to become a hardware company. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-says-surface-is-superior-to-oem-devices-admits-they-missed-out-on-mobile">Read more...</a> maxslaterrobins@ymail.com (Max Slater-Robins) Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:44:14 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-says-surface-is-superior-to-oem-devices-admits-they-missed-out-on-mobile Analyst: PC OEM orders weaker than in the past https://www.neowin.net/news/analyst-pc-oem-orders-weaker-than-in-the-past/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2104879751windows8probox.jpg" alt="" /></div>An analyst claims in a new note to investors that his examination of PC OEM makers in Asia shows that their orders of PCs in October, the launch month of Windows 8, are weaker than in previous years. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/analyst-pc-oem-orders-weaker-than-in-the-past">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/analyst-pc-oem-orders-weaker-than-in-the-past Steve Ballmer: “The OEMs are doing great work” https://www.neowin.net/news/steve-ballmer-the-oems-are-doing-great-work/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/433775882Ballmer-News_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Steve Ballmer addressed the issue of OEM frustration over the introduction of Microsoft&#039;s own Surface hardware, saying they have no intention of repeating “what other companies are doing brilliantly.&quot; <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/steve-ballmer-the-oems-are-doing-great-work">Read more...</a> w.j.stevenson@btinternet.com (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:22:19 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/steve-ballmer-the-oems-are-doing-great-work Report claims $199 Surface tablet has OEMs nervous https://www.neowin.net/news/report-claims-199-surface-tablet-has-oems-nervous/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/microsoft-surface-2_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new report out from Digitimes is suggesting that OEMs are quite nervous that Microsoft could introduce the Surface RT at the rumored $199 price point, and if true, could shakeup the tablet market. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/report-claims-199-surface-tablet-has-oems-nervous">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:47:15 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/report-claims-199-surface-tablet-has-oems-nervous Windows 8 could be cheapest yet, due to no retail option https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-could-be-cheapest-yet-due-to-no-retail-option/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1779522441windows-8-logo-blue.png" alt="" /></div>Two prominent Microsoft insiders have received an email stating that Microsoft could be doing away with retail versions of Windows 8, instead offering only two choices: an Upgrade and OEM version <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-could-be-cheapest-yet-due-to-no-retail-option">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:58:15 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-could-be-cheapest-yet-due-to-no-retail-option Windows Phone 8 to offer more OS customization for manufacturers? [Update] https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-8-to-offer-more-os-customization-for-manufacturers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/2_windows-phone-8-icons_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft may allow manufacturers more customization opportunities in Windows Phone 8, as a leaked agenda for a Microsoft partner summit on the new OS reveals that to be one of the key talking points. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-8-to-offer-more-os-customization-for-manufacturers">Read more...</a> andyweir@neowin.net (Andy Weir) Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:21:25 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-8-to-offer-more-os-customization-for-manufacturers