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The new Xbox will be smaller, cheaper and run on Windows 9 [Rumour] | Tech Pedias | mithil.me

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Published on November 8th, 2011 | by Mithil Bhatia


The new Xbox will be smaller, cheaper and run on Windows 9 [Rumour]

In past we have got enough evidence and rumour that revealed Microsoft has already started working on the Xbox 360 Successor. Here comes one more glorious buzz about the Concept of Xbox Console from Microsoft that we earlier used to call as Xbox 720 or Xbox Next. Now from some reliable sources “MS nerd”, it is revealed that the Code name for the long-awaited Next-Generation Console will be “Loop” and will be based on Windows 9 and ARM architecture.

According to IndustryGamers, who released this rumour firstly:

“Moreover, it’ll be much smaller and, importantly, cheaper than the existing Xbox 360, enabling Microsoft to better drive adoption of its hardware and the Kinect platform.”

But that’s not all, they also wiped out:

“Xbox codename ‘loop’(the erstwhile XboxTV) will indeed debut a modified Win9 core. It will use a Zune HD-like hardware platform—a ‘main’ processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors. It will be custom designed by Microsoft and two partners based on the ARM architecture. It will be cheaper than the 360, further enabling Kinect adoption. And it will be far smaller than the 360. It will also demonstrate how Windows Phone could possible implement Win9’s dev platform on the lower end.”

We need to wait until the next E3 to get accurate information regarding the power of the so-called next-gen Xbox 720, Xbox next, Loop, etc.

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