Windows Phone apps are likely to work on Windows 8 operating system, Nvidia’s chief executive officer, Jen-Hsun Huang, said.
It means users won’t have to worry about whether the apps of their Windows 7 devices will work on their Windows 8 tablets or not, and for Windows Phone developers it means they won’t waste time if they want their apps to work on the Windows 8 platform as well.
The two operating systems are currently separate entities but at some point, the two need to converge. This development could well be one step in that direction.
Nvidia is the No. 2 supplier of ARM based processors for smartphones and tablets — second only to Qualcomm. Over some time, Nvidia has gradually moved onto mobile processors with its Tegra chips and has exited the computer chipset business.
The chief executive of Nvidia also said that Tegra chips from the company are found on about 70 per cent of Android tablets and on 50 per cent of high end Android smartphones. After the acquisition of Icera, Nvidia will also be able to add a cellular radio with a processor, the way Qualcomm does with its Snapdragon chips.