OPERATING SYSTEMS: WINDOWS 8, ICE CREAM SANDWICH
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.