Microsoft has announced earlier this year that it will be providing Windows 10 for free with Internet of Things devices, and the software maker is now offering more details on the different versions of Windows that will be available in this space.
According to Microsoft:
Windows 10 will offer versions of Windows for a diverse set of IoT devices, ranging from powerful devices like ATMs and ultrasound machines, to resource constrained devices like gateways. Through key partnerships with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, Qualcomm and others, we will provide great options for commercial devices builders, hobbyists and students.
The Redmond giant has also introduced Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410C development board to the Windows 10 device family, with the Raspberry Pi-sized board offering integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, LPDDR2/3 533MHz single-channel memory along with a full-fledged Snapdragon 410 chipset.
By giving away custom versions of Windows for IoT devices, Microsoft is predicting that Windows will be installed in over 25 billion devices in this segment by 2020.
Source: Windows Blog