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  • Question

  • I just curious, Can we use Windows Embedded Standard 2011 to build a phone/smartphone

    Thanks.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:25 PM

Answers

  • Most phones are based on ARM or MIPS architecture (or similar) and not x86 (because of power requirements etc). Std2011 does not have real-time.

    Windows CE is the product that forms the core of most Windows Phones, and it is offers real-time. You might want to look at that.
    • Marked as answer by Sean LimingMVP Monday, February 15, 2016 3:34 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2010 9:18 PM

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  • Below are the "Hardware Requirements" from our WES 2011 CTP documentation

    The embedded device must meet or exceed the following requirements:

    • 1 GHz x86 or amd64 processor
    • 512 MB of system memory (1GB recommended for amd64)
    • 900 mhz CPU or equivalent
    • 1 GB free space on hard disk drive (HDD) or flash-based Solid State Drive (SSD) (4 GB recommended)
    • At least one of the following bootable media types:

      • Bootable DVD-ROM drive
      • Bootable USB 2.0 port and a USB Flash Drive (UFD) with 4 GB of free space, or access to a local network
    • BIOS Supporting Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.0

    It is unlikely that a smart phone will have such high end hardware. If it does - great :)


    Srikanth Kamath [MSFT]
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:31 PM
  • Hi Srikanth,

    you got a good point.

    From pure tech point of view, Does WES 2011 have the ability to support phone function? (2.5G, 3G or 4G)  I know some phone OS need real time.
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:19 PM
  • Most phones are based on ARM or MIPS architecture (or similar) and not x86 (because of power requirements etc). Std2011 does not have real-time.

    Windows CE is the product that forms the core of most Windows Phones, and it is offers real-time. You might want to look at that.
    • Marked as answer by Sean LimingMVP Monday, February 15, 2016 3:34 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2010 9:18 PM
  • Most phones are based on ARM or MIPS architecture (or similar) and not x86 (because of power requirements etc). Std2011 does not have real-time.

    Windows CE is the product that forms the core of most Windows Phones, and it is offers real-time. You might want to look at that.

    This is what I'm looking for, Thanks for your explanation! It's quite useful.
    Sunday, August 29, 2010 2:24 AM