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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, Emirates Airline is right now one of the world’s largest carriers, and they intend to get in on the tablet action as well, although they have decided to forgo the all too popular iPad and settle for Windows 8 tablets [...]
, After agreeing on a partnership with Microsoft last month, Barnes & Noble launches its Nook reading app for Windows 8 and Windows RT today. The app, which is available for free, allows Windows 8 users to view Barnes & Noble’s list of [...]
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, Microsoft made a big deal of its Data Sense feature included in Windows Phone 8. It’s a good feature, as carriers put more draconian data caps on our plans at the same time that our LTE connections mean we pull [...]
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, It is safe to assume that many of Microsoft’s manufacturing partners were surprised when Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet, a device designed and made by the Redmond company as opposed to sourcing it to companies like Dell, HP, Acer, etc. [...]
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