Microsoft plans to release a new version of the Windows Embedded Compact that powers Windows Mobile phones and other devices, codenamed “Cashmere,” could introduce a host of new features, from Adobe FlashLite support, to more advanced gesture recognition. Cashmere is based on Windows CE 6 and was, up until fairly recently, was still “under consideration,” according to the Microsoft roadmap. Cashmere, if it is released, will debut more than a year ahead of “Chelan,” the version of Windows Embedded Compact due around the fourth quarter of 2010. It’s unclear how Microsoft would brand Cashmere, but my guess is it could become CE 6.0 Release 3 (R3).
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