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Windows 8.1 brings refined keyboard with built-in gestures

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Jun 2013, 11:57

One of the new goodies built into the upcoming Windows 8.1 operating system is the refined on-screen keyboard. The feature was just demonstrated on stage during the 2013 Microsoft Build conference and it looked pretty nice on an Acer Iconia W3 tablet and its 8-inch screen. Actually, the Windows virtual keyboard has always been pretty comfortable to type on, but the new and improved word suggestion should make using it even easier. What's more is that...

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posted on 26 Jun 2013, 12:02 6

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

When I first saw the picture, I thought it copied the keyboard that's on my Nexus 7. But after further looking at it, Microsoft is going in the right direction. I want to demo it in person to give any final judgements.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 15:56 2

2. twens (Posts: 1054; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

when windows 8 starts offering what android and ios are offering with same battery life,that is when people will come to understand that Microsoft made the right move. i see apple and other companies catching up at the end. android might not cos it can ran on x86 platforms but W8 will surely come ont top. just a matter of years. everyone will love a full blown OS on their tablets not half baked.

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