Earlier this week Microsoft released a beta version of Windows CE, a mobile version of its operating system.
The company released the beta of Windows CE 6 at its Mobile & Embedded DevCon conference for device developers. It claimed that the upgraded system increases the number of simultaneously-running processes from 32 to 32,000, enabling creation of more powerful devices and applications. Each of those processes can run in as much as 2GB of virtual memory address space, the company said in a statement.
The additional power will enable stronger multimedia and wireless applications, the company said. In addition, Microsoft said that the development environment for Windows CE 6 is now available as a plug-in for Visual Studio 2006, which Microsoft said will speed the time-to-market for devices and applications.