Finally, they revealed it! Microsoft today showcased its completely revamped operating system, Windows 8, at the All Things Digital D9 conference.
For the last 3-4 months, we have been hearing about various new features of Windows 8, and now we at least have an idea of what they are actually going to launch in next the year. Microsoft is simultaneously working on software as well as hardware related features of Windows 8 operating system. In case you have missed this preview conference earlier, Microsoft team demonstrated following aspects of the new UI in today’s event -
- Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
- Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
- Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
- Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
- Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
Since Windows 95 operating system, Microsoft is using typical interface for Windows OS. With Windows 8 OS, folks over at Redmond are looking to unify the platform for different devices. According to them, the code-named Windows 8 will run on desktop PCs, Tablets and Phones, which means users can use this OS on touch based and non-touch based devices.
Apple has been using iOS platform on iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV devices. Google has planned same thing for its Android platform and now, it seems Microsoft is following the footsteps of these companies.
Anyway, it would be too early to draw conclusions at this stage. Microsoft will host another event in September this year, where they will demonstrate more features to the developers. Enjoy the Windows 8 preview video below.