Microsoft does seem as though they are embarking on a quest to transform their upcoming desktop operating system, Windows 8, into a platform that will conquer mobile platforms as well. After all, who is to be blamed for thinking that way, as the company continues to introduce improvements as well as features to the Windows 8 ecosystem that seem to target upcoming tablets by making them competitive with Android and iOS-based rivals? Apart from throwing in mobile broadband tools into the operating system, Microsoft is now looking at how the integration of sensors will be able to change the face of mobile computing with a desktop-based operating system. It seems that Windows 8 will deliver integrated support for gyroscopes, accelerometers, magnetometers and ambient light sensors amongst others, and developers can even take advantage of the many sensors in conjunction for more accurate interaction.
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