As the countdown has already started for Windows 8, one of the biggest releases from the Redmond based software makers- Microsoft, computer enthusiasts around the world have been keeping their eyes and ears wide open for the pros and cons of the latest Windows OS. It would be too early to discuss about the Windows 8 problems and at this point of time, it may sound awkward, as the latest Windows operating system from the tech giant Microsoft is yet to hit the stores (October 26). Well, things are not very smooth with the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) about the Windows 8 release as they are in no mood to go by the claims of Microsoft about improving the PC sales down the year.
Stepping to the Tablet Segment
Microsoft, in a bid to channelize all their expertise and success attained in the computer and laptop segment into the tablet segment, has officially announced that it will release its tablet called ‘Surface’ to coincide with the release of Windows 8 on October 26 this year. The tech-giant has also stated that the Surface tablet will be running on Windows 8 RT. It is believed that the Surface tablet come with a wallet-friendly pricing, with what Microsoft calls a ‘Modern’ user interface that was earlier unveiled for Windows 7 Phones.
Hardware equipment (OEMs) and design manufacturers (ODMs) are equally worried over this as if Microsoft decides to low ball the price of its Windows RT-powered Surface tablet, it is going to be a direct kick on the teeth and can have an adverse effect on the PC sales of other major companies. According to experts, OEMs and ODMs will be more cautious with Windows 8, way before it will be up for grabs as it is expected that Microsoft pushes up the pricing of their latest operating system.
One of the major Windows 8 problems associated with the Surface tablet is the availability of content for tablet users to consume, as
users believe content is more important than the pricing. There is also an accusation that the tech giants are more focused on Windows 8 and its hardware part, taking the content ecosystem of Surface light.
Whatever be the rumors, let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that all goes well with this next generation operating system from Microsoft. After all, it is going to be a whole new experience with the new Windows OS indeed.