The ARM mbed OS has entered beta and a number of components have been or will be open sourced in the following weeks.
Oracle released the Java 8 developer preview for ARM processors last week. This early access build is especially tailored for running JavaFX on Raspberry Pi devices.
.NET Developers looking to support the ARM processor on Windows 8 have relatively few obstacles, but there are a few areas that can expose latent bugs. Microsoft has provided some new tips on how to avoid the pitfalls.
Microsoft has detailed Windows 8 for ARM: architected for low power consumption, apps that can only target WinRT, restricted desktop that allows only Office 15 and some Windows components to run.
ARM is offering a community edition of their Development Studio 5, containing a debugger and a performance analyzer of Android native code.
Microsoft has announced they are working on bringing Windows to the SoC platform enabling software and hardware manufacturers to target devices having all sorts of form factors and running on Microsoft’s operating system.