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Microsoft revamps the Windows 8 interface with touch in mind, borrows heavily from WP7

0. phoneArena 02 Jun 2011, 01:36 posted on

Microsoft demonstrated the Metro UI-inspired of Windows 8, saying that the new operating system will scale on anything from a lowly 7" tablet to servers with wall-to-wall displays. There won't be legacy software compatibility on ARM-based devices...

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posted on 02 Jun 2011, 03:49 2

1. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


OMG. never minded Microsoft when it comes to tablet because Android and iOS seems to dominate the market but upon seeing this.... this is the real deal!!! it seems more capable than Honeycomb and iOS! what a great way of multitasking. i think this OS is a system hog because of the very great features. 1 core processor cant run this in a tablet. ive waited for dual core tabs to come and now they are in market but upon seeing this... i think i should wait again and agaiN!! i want to have a tablet since last year but upon seeing this... i think i should wait again for 1 to 2 years. hahah

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 20:59

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i agree... wow now this is where the windows phone design really looks nice... but i am not sure this interface is very practical on a desktop... i wud rather see a more updated desktop ui as well... this is basically just an app launcher... and also idk can tablets (which this seems obviously based for) run the entire windows 7 ui? it seems necessary but it doesnt seem practical...

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 04:03

2. OllielovesAndriod (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 May 2011)


It all looks very shmancy fancy but i think
If it wants overtake ios and andriod it needs to be a bit less shmancy fancy and more productive. But its still awsome. What will get it going is office on tablets!

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 14:43

15. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


We don't know how productive it will be just yet..... But if it'll run ALL of the same programs as Windows 7....I dont know how much more productive you want it to be?

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 04:27 1

3. dara (unregistered)


i would never use windows 8 phone..because it simply LOOKS INCREDIBLY, UNBEARABLY BORING AND NON-CREATIVE.
iIt's basically a design without a design!
I'll rather take the most ambitious android yet- the sweet ice cream sandwich, thank you

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 14:44 1

16. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Your welcome!!
Now begone!

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 07:09

5. surethom (Posts: 321; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Windows Phone 7 is the worse interface for a tablet some of the tiles are way to big & use to much of the interface, on the touch interface where are the gadgets.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 09:19

6. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Looks amazing. Thats all I can say.

BUT how will it be on normal Keyboard and Mouse laptops? I will try it out before getting it.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 09:23

7. NMexpo (unregistered)


Wow, I never cared about the next version of Windows but this is definitely something to get excited about! Can't wait for 2012

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 09:40

8. ralphyd (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Wow this actually looks really impressive. This is a huge step in the right direction for the windows os. If this can be used on a tablet as they stated then I think it is the tablet to beat. At least for me having the full version of Microsoft office on a tablet would be a HUGE deal for me. A very well thought out office suite is something I feel android is sorely missing.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 09:52 4

9. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its big, its colorful, its easy. thats how its meant to be. wanna talk about boring? how about that iphone and its endless list of app icons and nothing else. at least you can customize this a bit.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 10:06 3

10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


They said Windows would never catch up to IOS or Android... They were wrong. Now im kinda interested. Its stable as ios and is less restrictive than ios.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 11:29

12. jake (unregistered)


AWESOME .. this O.S will definitely dominates the race between android and iOS, even though it looks like boring User interface or whatever. the uniqueness and speed of the system will surely the way and the key to success of this operating system.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 12:55

13. ca2l3vin (Posts: 22; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)


the best thing to me is the compatibility with windows 7 programs/applications. talk about your "app store" just having that ability alone would be reason to get this on a tablet...not to mention from the looks of it true multitasking combined with a full file manager...I mean I can go on but its obvious this is windows with a touch interface placed on it and thats what I really want in a tablet. The ultimate productivity tool.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 14:46

17. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


It's nice to see them setting hardware requirements for their system. That was always the bane of PC owners....sh*tty hardware!!!

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 03:29 1

19. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


W.O.W!

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 19:05

20. Pirate Ninja (unregistered)


W.O.W.! x 2

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 23:39

21. Lets be honest (unregistered)


this is just a glorified application launcher... how are you people even managing to excite yourselves over this??

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 02:59

22. Pat0! (unregistered)


I will only buy it if it has the capability to use the office suite to its full, no cut down versions please. If it has that I will buy the Asus Transformer 2... the perfect Uni laptop/tablet.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 16:30

23. Twan (unregistered)


It looks really awesome and promissing hopefully we'll get some apps now so it will be worth it =D

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:01

24. hooher tod (unregistered)


Yes there should realize the reader to RSS my feed to RSS commentary, quite simply

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