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Asus could’ve a hand in producing Google’s refreshed Nexus 10 Android tablet, but current opinions from the business’s president expose that the Taiwanese company is showing up its nose at the prospect of making another Windows RT-powered tablet totally.

“It’s not just our opinion,’ CEO Jerry Shen mentioned to the Wall Street Diary. ‘The industry sentiment is likewise that Windows RT has actually not been successful.”

And how many RT tablet models did Asus need to make prior to it came to this conclusion? Just one: the VivoTab RT (3 models if you utilize its cellular variants).

Now Asus couldn’t be the most famous of Microsoft’s RT hardware partners, but in an age where an unexpected variety of people are buying tablets in lieu of more conventional PCs the snub is a popular one. The business would apparently rather continue making full-blown Windows 8 tablets and notebooks instead of dispose of resources into a new RT tablet and hoping people into purchasing them. And can you blame them? Even Microsoft’s Surface – probably the Windows RT flagship, mind you – is a pet. Who might forget that Microsoft needed to write down a massive $900 million of Surface RT stock because people simply did not buy them.

Shen is definitely right though: Asus is definitely not alone in panning RT as a platform worth structure on. HP and Toshiba both had RT devices in development however axed them prior they ever before struck the market. HTC reportedly canned a 12-inch Windows RT tablet, despite the fact it’s probably too spent for Android. Even Nokia, Microsoft’s Windows Phone darling, is stated to have dumped Windows RT in favor of full-on Windows 8 for its first (and oft-rumored) tablet in years.

Naturally, not every company has been so fast to distance itself from Windows RT’s questionable welcome. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed to CNET the other day that the chipmaker is working closely with Microsoft on a second generation Area RT tablet, and hopes that the gadgets will be a ‘huge excellence’. Obviously, that similar day Huang likewise indirectly sharp to the initial Surface area as one of the reasons the business’s quarterly Tegra sales income is expected to be so wimpy – to hear him state it, NVIDIA doesn’t ‘anticipate as much returns on that investment as we originally hoped’. Disappointment.

Despite loud claims to the contrary, Microsoft is not really going to let Windows RT go down without a battle. The trouble is that even Microsoft appears uncertain of which instructions to take below – larger tablets like the Surface RT and its cousins haven’t handled to resonate with customers. Exactly what about working with OEMs to produce some smaller sized, cheaper RT tablets that could theoretically compete with gadgets like the iPad mini? It’s an intriguing idea … until you bear in mind Microsoft relaxed its own requirements to let device producers fill up full versions of Windows 8 on a generation of new, smaller tablets. Where’s RT supposed to fit in now? That’s the $64,000 question, and a lot of OEMs don’t even want to attempt addressing it anymore.