Many people who tested Microsoft Windows 8 on Samsung prototype tablet claim that Windows 8 tablet may kill Apple iPad 2 and its forthcoming iPad 3
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is making waves. In fact it is the most important talking point among techies. If you check the blogs or tech related websites you will find that this is one the most hotly debated issue.
Though it is still a good one year away, nonetheless, it is being talked as vividly as if it is going to be launched tomorrow. People are fascinated by it and even the pre beta version of it on a Samsung prototype.
This is a difference for a product being launched by Microsoft and a different software maker. We need to accept the fact that the hype is necessary because of the fact that it affects more than sixty percent people who use Windows as the operating system on their desktops.
Many reports suggest that Microsoft Windows is used by more than a billion people and that the new operating system is so much different from existing one that many people will be affected by it. Another thing that is keeping people guessing about it is the fact it will be equally effective operating system for tablets.
More than five thousand people were given a test tablets from Samsung during the first demonstration of Windows 8. It was pre beta version, but still it impressed majority of the people who were fascinated by how it functioned.
It was so touch friendly that people were floored by what they saw and used. Windows 7 was infinitely better than its previous version. But its feel and touch was absolutely different, of a different class.
Many people have already written the obituary of Apple tablets and even its forthcoming versions after using the pre beta version of Windows 8 on Samsung’s prototype. But the problem is that neither are final products. But one thing is sure. Final product will be several times better than the beta and prototype that we were given during the press meet.
One important thing that is going to be of great use for common users when it is launched is customizable user layout called Metro. Here instead of icons in Windows 7 we get tiles and when we touch on tiles we get the information we want.
Another great feature of the new operating system is a feature nicknamed ‘charm’. You swap your finger right to left and here come five icons that show icons for going back to home screen, search, share and settings, beside device.
So wait for a couple of months for a beta and then the actual operating system. Apple must be feeling shaky, more so in the absence of Steve Jobs.