Windows 8 tablets will come with a number of new and improved features. Its expected release date is still a mystery
The potential release of Windows 8 is nearing. Soon we will get the next major update to Microsoft’s Windows operating system for PCs. This time around, different from its previous versions, Windows 8 comes with the compatibility for ARM-based devices as well. That is, Windows 8 will run on any gadget that is powered by ARM processors. Most tablets we have in stores feature ARM chips that are designed by the Cambridge-based chip maker ARM Holdings.
In addition, Windows 8 is a touch-enabled firmware and it is set to tout many incredible features including a new Metro style interface, a home screen with tile-like icons and much more. The below noted items are some great things with a Windows 8 tablet, which is simply a tablet PC that runs on Windows 8.
Microsoft has borrowed the strategy of Google in obtaining a variety of hardware for Windows 8. The Redmond-based software giant has struck deals with a horde of hardware makers to produce tablets for Windows 8. As per the move, we can expect Windows 8 tablets from a line of companies including Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, Asus and others. In order to raise competition to Google Android, Microsoft will run Windows 8 on tablets from all these firms. That is, there will be a multitude of tablets with Windows 8 similar to Google Android. It will help all types of customers as they can find tablets of their choice. Yes, there will be tablets of varied prices, screen sizes and other factors. It is the same case with the Android tablets; users get enough choices of tablets from a range of product manufacturers.
Windows 8 tablets will be highly business friendly. Windows is already known for many business compatible uses. Microsoft Office package, Outlook Express, OneNote and many other famous applications are there with Windows operating system. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 is also to come with many full-fledged business uses. Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will have several exclusive enterprise friendly applications and features. You will have specially reworked Office package, OneNote and many security features, which will make things easier for business users of all kind.
An exclusive app store
Microsoft has previewed a state of the art Windows App Store for Windows 8. The app store will feature applications for a variety of devices like phones, tablets, laptops and other PCs. You can search and install Metro-based apps for all your Windows 8-based devices in the app store. Microsoft will unleash the Windows 8 app store along with the official launch of Windows 8. Windows App Store may potentially challenge Android’s Google Play and iOS’ App Store.
Nokia, the official partner of Microsoft in mobile industry, launched a collection of its first Windows Phone 7.5-based handset, the Lumia series. Currently, we have Lumia 900, 800, 710 and 610 based on the price of the handsets. Similarly, product makers may launch a horde of tablets with Windows 8. It will give customers different options for affordable prices. It is again a thing that will intensify competition in mobile industry. Android and iOS tablets will face stiff threat from the new line of Windows 8 tablets.
A new revolution in tablet market
Windows 8 is to emerge with several new features like a new Metro style home screen with tile-like icons. The traditional style of start screen will no more be in Windows 8 tablets. As per many analysts, Windows 8 is truly to herald a new revolution in tablet industry. Hence, it is a highly significant point that Windows 8 tablets will defy the domination of Android and other tablets out in market.