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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, Microsoft has already announced the roaming capabilities of Windows 8 and SkyDrive – just two aspects of many features that we can expect once Windows 8 arrives. Chris Jones, the vice president of the development and operations of services and [...]
, Today Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have announced what they’re calling a “strategic partnership” in which Microsoft invested a whopping $300 million. So what will Microsoft be getting for their money? We all know that Microsoft is launching their Windows [...]
, One of HP’s recent presentation slides did seem to feature a new Windows 8-powered tablet, although it does seem to be a rather rough render, so do not expect it to blow your mind away, and it is definitely far [...]
, Huawei has largely dealt with Android as its choice of operating system so far, but according to WPDang, the company may very well expand their portfolio to include Windows Phone handsets and a possible Windows 8 tablet in the future. [...]
, At the Windows 8 Developer Days Conference in Japan, Microsoft announced that it will be launching the much-awaited Release Preview version of Windows 8 in the first week of June. Microsoft believes that the short spree you are currently enjoying [...]
, The cold war continues between Microsoft and Apple. This time, it’s Microsoft’s turn to make what seems to be a strategic move against Apple’s flagship tablet – the iPad. In hopes to possibly stop (or slow down) the continued adoption of the [...]
, Microsoft has just announced that they will be offering different editions of Windows 8 when the operating system hits the market, and this is where you come up with the “You don’t say?” look. Don’t you just love it that [...]
, Splashtop has just announced that its iPad app supports Windows 8 gestures and touch controls. Now that the Windows 8 consumer preview is out, enthusiast users and developers can get a feel for what Windows 8 tablets will behave like, [...]
, Earlier this year in January, Lenovo revealed the IdeaPad Yoga. The device was something of a hybrid between an notebook and a tablet and featured the ability to fold backwards, thus transforming the notebook into a tablet-like device. It is [...]
, When the consumer preview of Windows 8 was released, a lot of people noticed that one of the most prominent features of Windows that was present since Windows 95 was missing: the Start button. Well, it looks like it’s going [...]
, Apple has all the hype with Retina Displays on their iPhone 4/4S and new iPad, but that does not mean Apple’s rivals are just going sit back and do nothing. Microsoft’s Windows 8 has proved to be quite the interesting [...]
, It looks like Amazon might have a new competitor on the eReader front. According to reports online, we might be seeing Microsoft Windows 8 on devices such as eReaders. It looks like Microsoft isn’t content to just having its operating [...]
, We all know that Windows 8 will be arriving at the end of the year, and today it looks like we’ve finally got a better idea of when that will be. Provided that Bloomberg’s sources are correct – the operating [...]
, There are two major camps in the tablet market at the moment – the iPad from Apple, as well as Android-powered ones. There is the strong possibility of a third contender soon though, Windows 8 from Microsoft. Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s [...]