Come on Microsoft, you have tens of thousands of people working for you, why are you playing catch-up instead of actually trying to be innovative and bring something new and unique to the market? We don't need another smartphone OS, there are already too many. Hello? McFly?? (knocks on Ballmers head)
ya, after playing with win8 on my netbook I would love to have it on a phone; even if you had to take away the desktop portion and just have metro for phone devices. It would be one step closer to what I am waiting for!
In the future I want a phone that is just an SSD with a touch screen, and when I hook it up to a PC through thunderbolt or USB3 then have it take over the hardware of the machine. This way I could have all of my programs, and save files in one handy portable device, and be able to use some of them on the portable device. But when I want to do video editing I can just go to the editing computer, plug in, and then let it fly. Then when I go to a client's house for any last words or ideas on a project they can see exactly what I am working with without having to lug a laptop or computer around. Having the same OS on multiple platforms is just one step closer to that goal!
So far, all I'm seeing is microsoft trying to pull the same "integration" tactics that Apple is doing between the phone, web(cloud), and ur desktop pc....
IF MS can do it better(without the damn near communist restraints on the system like apple does)
Then MS might have a winner if they can convince people to take the plunge that are also willing to forget the previous flops....
Was there ever any doubt? Win8 was designed for Tablet with concessions for desktop. It only seems natural that, with its smaller footprint, it would also be destined for cellphones or other resource poor devices.
It's all about code reusability, and this model has it in spades (and is not unique to MS). MS is trickling down to smaller devices, should we expect an official Android desktop environment?
[citation][nom]Specter0420[/nom]Duh! Very old news...[/citation]
This article concerns something that Steve Ballmer said two days ago and an official transcript Microsoft has released since then. I wouldn't call that very old.
It DOES NOT WORK ON PCs! Normally, I try out new versions of windows in the beta to decide whether or not I want to adopt it. This has helped me avoid Vista, and now it's going to help me avoid Win8. There are some great features in Win8, but the new Start is not one of them. It breaks workflow, it makes everything much harder to get to, it breaks up applications into app versions and full-version, but it's not apparent how to get to either one. It's just terrible.
I guess we'll have to wait for Win9 or even Win10 (or WinX... just wait, you know they'll do it) to fix this conundrum.
windows 8 will be great for tablets but is weak on desktop's and laptop's. There is a registry "tweak" that allows you to make it look more like windows 7. Once they add this feature in the finished product it will be a great switch.
OMFG this will fail really badly. Since Microsoft clearly doesn't know what they're doing with phones, they should just get out of there. They hit a gold mine with Windows 7, and they hit a garbage can with Windows 8, at least in terms of regular desktops and laptops without touchscreens (aka 99% of the population). But then again, just like Wall Street, this benefits the 1% (with touchscreens), right?
[citation][nom]Max Collodi[/nom]This article concerns something that Steve Ballmer said two days ago and an official transcript Microsoft has released since then. I wouldn't call that very old.[/citation]
Actually this article concerns a fact that anyone with half a brain figured out as soon as they saw the first screenshots of windows 8. How long ago did you learn it will run on ARM? If I publish a article saying that water is wet does that make it new news?