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Many brains have been at work, try­ing find a bet­ter soul for your PC and smart­phone ... some­thing that will change the way things were done so far. The big­gest news on the plat­form front has to be the next Win­dows com­put­ing soft­ware from Mi­crosoft, the Win­dows 8. Mi­crosoft’s last key­note at the Con­sumer Elec­tronic Show 2012, Las Ve­gas, will talk about Win­dows 8, the soft­ware which will bring the tiled Metro UI (made pop­u­lar by the new Win­dows Phone) to PCS and tablets. Along with Win­dows 8, Mi­crosoft is also ex­pected to bring to light its next Win­dows Phone ver­sion, ‘Tango’ and ‘Apollo’, in Q2 and Q4 re­spec­tively. While the for­mer will have its eyes set on low- cost smart­phones, the lat­ter will need the sup­port of high specs in su­per­phones.

But Win­dows also has Google’s An­droid Ice­cream Sand­wich to con­tend with. First re­ports sug­gest that An­droid v4.0 will be a re­fresh­ing change. While the Sam­sung Gal­axy Nexus has al­ready been an­nounced, a lot of other smart­phones and tablets are also queu­ing up to adopt Ice­cream Sand­wich.

The fu­ture of Black­berry might be look­ing bleak now, but Re­search-in-mo­tion’s Black­berry 10 (ear­lier known as BBX), de­ploy­able on both tablets and smart­phones, is ex­pected to come as the saviour for the com­pany.

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