A post by blogger MS nerd (who G4 says has “reliably shared information on Microsoft products in the past”) has revealed that the new Xbox is codenamed “loop” and “will indeed debut a modified Win9 core.”
He goes on to say the following:
It will use a Zune HD-like hardware platform—a “main” processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors. It will be custom designed by Microsoft and two partners based on the ARM architecture. It will be cheaper than the 360, further enabling Kinect adoption. And it will be far smaller than the 360. It will also demonstrate how Windows Phone could possible implement Win9’s dev platform on the lower end.
All these rumours doing the rounds are making my head spin, but that does sound interesting. So when can we expect this cheaper, smaller Xbox then? Anyone?