An expected deal to sell off its Intel-based servers to the Chinese electronics company has arrived, reflecting the shifting realities of the market for powerful networked machines.
In partnership with the Arduino project popular among hobbyists and students, Intel will sell small computer systems with its 32-bit Quark chip.
IDG says the chipmaker has Android 4.1 working on its architecture, although it is unclear when those who have picked up handsets such as the Orange San Diego will get the upgrade.
CEO Meg Whitman says during an earnings conference call that Hewlett-Packard has a line of products ready for the next iteration of Windows.
Servers based on Intel's IA-64 processors are losing developers right and left, so HP is hedging its bets with a move toward x86.
The Chinese company beats analyst estimates with a 23 percent increase in net profit.
Users can now manually install the update or wait until it rolls out via Microsoft Update. Either way, the update carries with it just a few minor tweaks.
Microsoft's latest strategy with Windows 8.1 is to roll out regular updates that refine the OS but don't deliver major new features.
Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.
The Taiwan chipmaker has been known for supplying mid- and low-tier mobile devices, but it's pushing to go higher end.