We have talked about Microsoft’s new OS on
, now it’s time for what we think about its future.
Windows 8 will bring desktop computers and mobile devices closer together - that’s the common wisdom. Its new
interface design based on Windows Phone 7 will be suited for traditional mouse and keyboard as well as touch screen
input. Based on a clear typographic style and enhanced with nice 2D icons, the so called Metro interface is promising
to become intuitive and easy to use.
While a snazzy GUI is nice to have, there is another essential new feature that will finally help Windows to gain
some ground on both the smart phone and tablet market: support for ARM microprocessors.
Doesn’t have the same ring as ‘tile based clear and intuitive graphical user interface’? Well, we disagree.
What do Samsung Galaxy S II, iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Desire, and basically all mobile devices, be it
tablets or smart phones, have in common? An ARM microprocessor.
By supporting ARM microprocessors as well as x86 processors, Windows 8 will become a true cross-platform operating
system with native support for smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Each device can be operated in a
way that fits the device thanks to the availability of a traditional GUI in addition to ‘Metro’. If we start thinking
about the possibilities of cloud storage and centrally saved user profiles across all device types, we might be able to
imagine how ambitious Microsoft’s plans concerning Windows 8 actually are.
And that’s where mquadr.at comes in. We have the cross-platform Internet software solutions for ISPs who are
getting ready to offer their products for smart phones, tablets and personal computers alike.
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