Thursday, January 26, 2012

Here Windows 8 Impacts Mobile Market

Smartphones and tablets are already commonplace in the daily lives of most individuals. Thanks in some part to the trend of offices adopting smartphone and tablets at such an astounding rate. The iPhone and iPad have a clear advantage over other devices by virtue of their overwhelming current market share. Windows is associated much more often with desktop machines rather than mobile computing. Microsoft aims to make the Windows 8 operating system, which will be available across many devices from many manufactures, the new mobile market leader. Windows 8 consumer previewer's report that it works very well on desktops but it is designed to operate optimally on touch interface devices. The Metro style interface which debuted on Microsoft's mobile OS, Windows Phone, gets updated and upgraded with Windows 8. Using tiles capable of displaying real-time information, instead of icons allows users to access to data at a glance. If more is required a simple tap (or click) on the tile opens the application where much more information would be available.

The Metro interface will certainly have an impact on tablets and smartphones but compatibility with capacitive touchscreen tablets makes interacting with a device running Windows 8 easy and intuitive. The keyboard in Windows 8 takes advantage of the superiority of capacitive touch screens. It is modeled directly on the Windows Phone keyboard, which has been very well-regarded by consumers. Testers have also been praising the split keyboard feature. Using this tool assists with thumb typing on any hand-held device. The ease at which you can type using the touch keyboard eliminates any likelihood you'll need a physical keyboard for any reason. You won't be missing your mouse while using Windows 8 on a mobile device either. Given the touchscreen that probably doesn't come as a surprise, but the new OS includes some smart system gestures for smooth direction through the various features. Swiping near the bottom of the screen can expose some particular menus and commands. Swiping from the top down can close or minimize apps just as easily.

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