Windows 8 was revealed during CES 2011 and formally launched on October 26 2012. This new version of Microsoft operating system (OS) aims at bridging the gap between desktop OS and mobile OS. To ensure API compatibility between Windows 8, Windows 8 RT (for ARM-based processor) and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has unified the code base of all those operating systems. This should make it very easy for developers develop once and deploy on all platforms with a minimal amount of tweaks. The most visible change is the Metro design language, which is very much suited for mobile applications.
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, While Microsoft has yet to officially announce the price of their Microsoft Surface Windows 8 tablet, some have speculated that it could be priced at $199 which would make it a pretty competitive offering against Amazon’s Kindle Fire and the [...]
, The Spectre series is undoubtedly the high-powered group of computers in HP’s line of personal laptops. The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart is the latest model designed for the upcoming Windows 8 OS. As its name indicates, the display (15″) is [...]
, HP is coming out with the HP Envy X2, a 11.6″ (1366×768) touch-screen slate PC that can be converted into a clamshell laptop with a simple “snap” into a keyboard dock. This is a concept that has been popularized by [...]
, Samsung’s Series 5 Ultra is the first generation of Samsung laptop to get an integrated 13.3″ touch screen optimized for Windows 8. The design language and overall build quality of this Series 5 Ultra reminds us of the 15″ Series [...]
, Ahead of Windows 8′s arrival on October 26, Samsung is launching a couple of Slate PCs with their Series 5 and Series 7 naming. Both slates have been designed to turn from laptop to tablet, thanks to their detachable display [...]
, We got your hands on the new all-in-one (AIO) PCs that Samsung has just announced today. To keep their naming consistent, Samsung has named them Series 5 and Series 7 like they do for their laptop – the names logically [...]
, With the official release date of Windows 8 just around the corner, a number of hardware vendors are gearing up to release their Windows 8 machines. It seems that among these vendors is Sony with its ‘Sony VAIO Duo 11’ [...]
, A couple of days ago we reported that Samsung had released a video on its website that teased us by saying, “Something Smart Is Coming”. Based on the video, it seemed pretty obvious that Samsung was set to unveil their [...]
, What do we have here? Word has it that Verizon Wireless, one of the big four carriers in the US, has penciled plans to sell a new smartphone from Nokia Oyj (with Oyj basically meaning “Inc.” in Finnish)which will run [...]
, Lenovo claims that the new devices which will run on Microsoft’s Windows RT software will be approximately $200 to $300 more affordable compared to competing devices that run on the Windows 8 software. Microsoft has plans to release a couple [...]
, Microsoft’s foray in the tablet market with an ARM-based (Tegra 3) device starts on Oct 26, and Microsoft has told us during the launch in Los Angeles that the device would be priced “competitively” to the “market leader” (iPad) – [...]
, When Microsoft launched its Surface tablets, a lot of observers were skeptical about its move, saying that it was a “mistake” to compete with its traditional hardware partners. While perceived as an awkward stance, the Microsoft position is actually not [...]
, Yesterday, we told you that Microsoft might be rebranding its familiar Metro trademark to the much simpler Windows 8 term. This rumor was based from an insider who reportedly tipped ZDNet about the moniker. But a new rumor attempts to [...]
, In addition to last week’s rumor surrounding Microsoft’s alleged plan to drop the already-familiar “Metro” name in favor of the rather lengthy “Windows 8 style UI” to avoid a possible legal dispute, ZDNet now claims that Microsoft may very well [...]