NVIDIA To Help Distribute Windows 8 Tablets With Tegra 3

NVIDIA's Tegra 3 has come alive at Mobile World Congress, first popping into select handsets in HTC's new "One" line of smartphones, and now, it'll be making its way into tablets that use Windows 8. At the trade show today, NVIDIA confirmed today that it is working with Microsoft on a program to distribute Windows 8 test PCs to software developers and device manufacturers powered by the Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor with 4-Plus-1 architecture. This seeding program enables these parties to create a rich ecosystem of apps and devices for Windows 8 on ARM-based processors.

NVIDIA has a long record of supporting software developers working on the cutting edge of innovation,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at NVIDIA. “We’re furthering this tradition by helping to realize the extraordinary potential of Windows on ARM processors, like Tegra 3.”

“Microsoft is excited to partner with NVIDIA to bring developers leading edge Windows on ARM test PCs to support the creation of compelling Metro style app and device experiences for Windows 8,” said Aidan Marcuss, Senior Director of Business Planning, Microsoft.

Unfortunately, that's about it for details. We're hoping to hear more about a distribution plan in the near future, but either way, getting to see Win8 run on Tegra 3 hardware should be a blast for devs and consumers alike.