M$ has an embedded OS. It is bloated and windows centric.
Of course it is "windows centric". That's Microsoft's OS.
When M$ buys an embedded company they'll be more serious.
Well, they offer a free version of their embedded Windows version for the Intel Galileo. Doubt that they are going to "buy" anyone that makes hardware. It rather seems that they are very cautious about this after the failure with the Surface tablets and their Windows Phones, despite a lot of "paid advertising" in various blogs, isn't doing that great either...
However, there is one outliner they go with, and that is Nokia. I would peripherally watch Nokia.
They are done with Nokia. They bought their mobile business outright and Nokia is moving on to greener pastures, like selling Foxconn made tablets running Android. Or developing and selling networking equipment.