Microsoft will soon launch its newest operating system, the Windows 8. The latest Windows operating system is expected to carry several exciting changes to the way Smartphones work and how we connect our devices. One of the biggest pluses is that you can use the Windows 8 OS on all your devices -including your desktop, laptop, Smartphone and tablet. It will also help you retain access to most, if not all, of your files and software. Windows 8 will enable to synchronize all your devices so that you can access all your files from any device, using one operating system on all your devices. The common operating system also gives you freedom from compatibility issues which arise when each of your devices runs a different operating system.
Windows 8 will bring the following changes to Smartphone functions:
- Helps you maintain backward compatibility
- Enhanced and easy connectivity options between devices
- Ability to switch devices with ease
- Robust new operating system for touch screens
All-in-all, these new features will help in seamless integration of all your devices into your device ecosystem. This is Microsoft’s main aim. Microsoft has completely revamped the user interface and steered away from the basic structure used in previous versions of Windows operating systems.
One of the biggest advantages of working in Windows is that it offers probably the best compatibility performance with millions of devices supported. It also offers backward compatibility, which means that if you get a computing device based on the Windows platform, you can run a huge amount of existing Windows software including new software specifically developed for the version you’re using.
Enhanced Connectivity Between Devices
Microsoft has of late been revamping its mobile OS Windows Phone, in order to gain a foothold in the Smartphone market, currently ruled by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Although its progress has been steady, Microsoft is pulling out the big guns now with the Windows 8 OS. This new operating system will function seamlessly on all devices, including Smartphones and tablets. This saves you the trouble caused by connectivity issues between devices using different operating systems.
It will also be easier for you to connect your devices and share files between different devices by using the Microsoft cloud system. This will allow you to get that file that you left on your work computer before leaving on the business trip, right on to your Smartphone! You can say goodbye to those clunky Windows Phone OS powered-devices which caused you so much trouble in the past. Windows 8 is a much more versatile OS which will seamlessly integrate all your devices into your device ecosystem.
Easy Switching Between Different Devices
Windows 8 does away with all the compatibility issues that used to plague users who used different operating systems on all of their devices. All your devices will now work on the same platform, which gives you easy access to all your files and programs on each of your devices.
In case you run out of juice on your laptop while working on an important document, you can easily switch to your tablet or PC and resume from where you left off. This is possible due to cloud computing.
Microsoft has completely overhauled its traditional user interface and has replaced it with the Metro interface. The first thing you’ll notice in this UI is that everything is now in tiles! Even the good old Start button has been done away with. On your Smartphone, the interface looks great and offers worthy competition to the UI on Apple’s iPhone and Android Smartphones. Anyway, Android resembles iOS in more ways than one so Windows 8’s Metro interface will be a breath of fresh air for Smartphone users.
The Metro interface will be present on both your phone and your desktop so you are saved the trouble of learning to operate two different operating systems.
It seems that Microsoft has finally identified the problems that most people face while using multiple “Smart” devices, and using its cloud computing technology and the brand new Metro interface (which is certain to turn a few heads), it is all set to significantly increase its market share in the mobile devices segment, while maintain its existing market share in the PC segment.
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