We could get first Glimpse of Windows 8 next week at the 9th D: AllThingsD Conference.
Windows 8 comes 2012 says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. He made that statement in Japan at a developer conference. Ballmer says that we can expect to hear about Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs in a variety of form factors throughout this year. You can read his complete speech on this transcript on the Microsoft site.
The biggest issue for Microsoft is to finally offer a tablet OS. Windows 8 is supposed to fix that, but we still have to wait a year for that? In the meantime Android and iOS will have split the tablet market between each other. There are rumors though that Microsoft is trying to release the Windows 8 Tablet OS version still this year.
In context of Windows 8, Microsoft should not underestimate the GoogleChrome OS. Chrome OS could hurt Microsoft badly in the enterprise. If Google plays it fast, Windows 8 could already look outdated when it comes out. Windows 8 needs a strong cloud play or it will be a bust.
Details of Windows 8 are still scarce. It is supposed to come in several flavors. According to Business Insider we could see the first taste of Windows 8 next week at the D: AllThingsDigital conference. Windows boss Steven Sinofsky is attending.
Luigi Lugmayr Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years
experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting
world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into
vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.