Microsoft Windows 8 will arrive in Q1 2012 may have plans to launch the desktop version Windows 8 sometime in 2012, but a variant of the operating system, Embedded Windows 8, Is also in development. Reports Computerworld.com have revealed that Microsoft plans to show a version of Windows 8 Embedded to developers sometime in the first quarter of 2012.
This version of the operating system is doing, not for desktop PCs or laptops, but for specialized electronic devices such as kiosks, and other medical products. Like the normal version of Windows 8, Windows 8 Embedded will run on x86 and ARM processors. The final version is expected to launch shortly after the release of the standard version Windows 8 OS.
Although the operating system details have not yet been announced, Microsoft has indicated that Embedded Windows 8support different types of user interfaces. That means it is likely that supported features like touchscreens (Rather than the standard edition of Windows 8 will) with the voice recognition.