We explore the similarities between Android and Windows, and wonder if that as Windows drifts ever closer to mobile, whether Android could take its place?
The PC ecosystem is being destroyed by the likes of Android and iOS and Microsoft needs a way to prop up the PC so that it doesn’t collapse all together.
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.
Microsoft has trumpeted Windows 8, along with Windows Phone 8, as the realignment of its range to present a familiar experience across devices. So, what is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?
The tablet landscape is about to get more interesting with the expected announcement of the iPad mini and the arrival of Microsoft’s Surface tablet in the coming weeks. We haven’t heard of the Surface’s price ever since it was unveiled back in July, though good old Steve Ballmer was quick to quash any hope of seeing it being priced to move.
It seems that Intel CEO Paul Otellini doesn’t think that Windows 8 is quite ready yet. However, he does think that it is still a good idea for Microsoft to release the new operating system before it’s fully baked, as Microsoft can make improvements after it ships.
Microsoft on Monday unveiled its first tablets ever, a Windows 8 and a Windows RT machine that are both going to be known henceforward as Microsoft Surface. The name seems awfully familiar not only because an earlier report suggested the product will be called Xbox Surface, but also because the company has coined the “Surface” term long ago, although at the time it described a touch-based product that was about the same size of a tablet. We have recently wondered what operating system the new Microsoft tablet will run, as some sources suggested the device may not be a Windows…