We are all waiting for Windows to release their real OS for the Tablet. We love the ipad, its slick powerful and all that most people need. Through LaunchPad we’ve been able to transform the ipad into a powerful commercial tool. However, the world runs on windows, and there are so many advantages working with the worlds most popular Operation system; 3rd part device integration to name but one.
The rumours from Redmond about windows 8 are very positive.
It seems that Windows 8 for the tablet is going to be a lot like Windows 7 for the Phone — and that’s probably a good thing. There are full screen “Metro” style apps and live tiles that animate with pictures, social network notifications, messages, emails and weather. Everything seems smooth and responsive to the touch.
The touch UI looks like it has been redesigned and seems to be both ergonomic, efficient, and clutter-free. The main controls are right next to the side easily accessible by your thumbs. Just swipe along the left side to flip between open apps. Swipe across it and then back to show thumbnails for open apps that you can easily tap to open the one you’re looking for. Then swiping on the right side with your thumb opens the “charms” for other types of operating-system interactions.
Also it looks like Microsoft might have managed to integrate the touch environment without sacrificing the more traditional and detailed PC desktop environment. Users can switch between touch and stylus interaction easily. This is a boon for those wanting to to some real work on the tablet; not to mention access to all the components that make Windows such a suitable platform for kiosks. We cant wait for its release.