Theoretically, you could probably get W8 installed on it if you can find the ARM version. I don't know if anyone has actually succeeded in doing anything like that though.
The Windows version that run on ARM is Windows RT, not Windows 8. It looks the same but the name if different. Also it need a specific hardware configuration, so it's essentially missing driver or other support for tablets that are not build for Windows RT.
ARM is not ARM is not ARM.
Using an ARM processor does not say anything about what ARM instruction set, etc. that are implemented. So saying it has an ARM inside does not mean anything.
I got an Acer Iconia Tab (A500), it's running Android and using an ARM, but there are a lot of apps that is NOT compatible.
I think the hardware is great for the budget, but I think the firmware support from this brand might be spotty at best. Intel SoC for tablets/phones have terrible battery life atm.
Exactly. I'll take even a slow Nook Color with solid dev support behind it over these cheap no-name brand tabs. When you end up with a broken app or some incompatibility or inability to stay connected to certain routers...etc...you can count on dev support, assistance on XDA in fixing your problem, etc. Or if you go with a Tab 2 or a Nexus, you can count on the vendor to fix issues. Support is non-existent for these types of cheap gadgets.
Hardware is only one part of the mix. Add in well-developed firmware/O.S., accessories, etc...you're better off with something more popular.
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