With the Key Lime Pie update, Samsung netbooks, and 2-in-1 Android laptops/tablets rumored to be in the works, we ask whether Google could surpass Mircosoft in the laptop space.
A new video from Samsung shows you how the new SideSync feature allows you to work on your Samsung ATIV PC and Android smartphone at the same time. Read on for more details.
Microsoft issued a new Outlook.com Android app update bringing a touch of Windows 8 to Android devices.
PC sales have kept going south in this year’s first quarter, despite the fact that Windows 8 has shipped with a lot of new devices, data by IDC and Gartner reveals.
Sometimes I don’t know if to laugh or cry. Microsoft has been responsible in so many ways for shaping the way we work and play, but at the moment it really is struggling to find its feet. The Redmond company has released its ridiculously high pricing for the Intel based Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro, while at the same time rumors are surfacing (sorry, no pun intended) that Microsoft has ordered a cut in the production of its ARM based Surface RT tablets.
Even though Windows 8 has only just been released, it seems that speculation over the next version of Windows is already in full swing. If you thought that the next versions of Windows would be Windows 9, Windows 9 RT and Windows Phone 9 then it looks like you are wrong. According to various sources close to Microsoft, the Redmond company is changing the way it will package up and sell Windows. The sudden departure of Steven Sinofsky, the head of Microsoft’s Windows division, now doesn’t seem so coincidental.
In the good old days, Microsoft did software and everyone else made the hardware, even on the Macintosh platform Apple made the hardware and Microsoft added Office etc. But those days are gone. Today, any serious contender in the post-PC era designs the hardware and the software. Apple do it, Google do it, Amazon do it and now, with the advent of the Surface tablet and Windows 8, Microsoft do it. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, has told the BBC that the Redmond company won’t stop at the Surface and that it has other hardware plans.
Amazon, Apple and Google! These are clearly the biggest three companies in the tablet market, and the owners of the only three ecosystems that really matter in the mobile Universe. In tumultuous waters such as those surrounding the imminent release of Microsoft’s Windows 8, each one of these giants is looking to secure a position in their customers hearts and wallets.