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Microsoft’s reset on its tablet game is going to require a fairly substantial push from manufacturers and developers alike, but according to Bloomberg, at least one respected company won’t be allowed to partake in the effort. Take this with a grain of salt, but it’s reported that HTC has been excluded from the development of Windows RT / Windows 8 tablets, apparently due to its lack of experience in the arena. This is all according to confidential sources, of course, which also claim that HTC “doesn’t sell enough devices,” as another reason for the decision. If the rumor is indeed accurate, talk about bad news for both parties — it’ll simply be one less troop to wage war against the mighty juggernauts from Cupertino and Mountain View. Perhaps HTC will ramp up its Android tablet efforts out of spite?
Windows Media Center fans will be disappointed to hear that Microsoft has opted to axe Media Center in the “Consumer Preview” version of Windows 8. The software maker originally removed the application from its Windows 8 Developer Preview, released at BUILD in September last year, and explained “Media Center will not be part of the first pre-release builds,” at the time. However, Media Center fans expected to hear more during the beta (Consumer Preview) phase.
We are hearing that Media Center will still be included in Windows 8, but that it will remain relatively untouched from the Windows 7 version. Unlike Windows 7, it will be separated into an edition (or editions) aimed at enthusiasts. Microsoft’s TV strategy has shifted towards Xbox…