Microsoft is undoubtedly the best player of the operating system and the software giant has just dropped itself in the competition of tablets. Microsoft has unveiled a tablet which is running on the latest operating system Windows 8. On Wednesday, this tablet was unleashed during a side event to the Mobile World Congress at the Hotel Miramar in Barcelona. Microsoft will be pushing the devices running on Windows 8 soon.
The company has used the term “Customer Preview” as the operating system is still in beta phase and is not ready to be rolled out to every one. There are some bugs in the customer preview of Windows 8 as well but it has reportedly been downloaded for more than one million times in the first day of its availability. In total, the downloads tally for day one was up to over three and a half petabytes of data which is about 41GB per second.
Now as we have it in the market, there are certain comparison which are going around between the two rivals. Which one is better, Windows 8 or iOS 5? The publication named “This is my next” has developed a video which demonstrates the working of the two tablet side by side and shows us the similarities and differences between the two. It said: “the incumbent leader in the tablet space Microsoft is seeking to become a player in.”
That is not it, there is another video made by the guys at The Verge which is about 10 minutes long. This video elaborates the comparison between iOS 5 running on iPad 2 and Windows 8 running on the tablet released by Microsoft. They have concluded that both the platforms do share some of the similarities but the “the user experience is fundamentally different and informed by different interaction metaphors.” The Consumer Preview also gets the new Windows 8 logo and loses the Start button. The live tiles concept is quite refreshing and gives your device a cool interface. Do not forget that this version of Windows 8 is not ready for prime time, so don’t expect the same level of polish that’s currently found in iOS 5.
Micorosft has used the tern “Bold reimagining” of the platform and it has done so by adding the concept of the live tiles. Steven Sinfosky, who is Division president at Microsoft, said: The upcoming OS was a complete overhaul “without compromise” starting from the chip level to the user interface (UI),
A new task manager is incorporated in the Windows 8 in which applications will be listed independent of all the processes that are running in the back ground. It will allow the users to view the statistics like CPU usage, memory usage etc. Users will also be able to have a look on the performance for both apps and processes.
There exists a modified control panel as well in this new flavor of the operating system. It has a sensitive interface that lists categories down the left side and options for those categories on the right. You can personalize the lock screen and manage the users along with many other customizations.
So what are your plans? Are you among those one million who have downloaded Windows 8, Customer preview? Share your thoughts in the comments below.