It is certain that Microsoft have arrived in the tablet market following the successful footsteps of their competitors Apple. Microsoft brings their latest operating platform, Windows 8 to life in tablet form. The hardware distributors will probably be Samsung, Sony, Hp and Dell. From a software perspective: The operating software Windows 8 introduces you to the metro style user interface. Microsoft is to launch two different interfaces of windows 8 which are the desktop side and the metro side. The two most striking features of the metro user interface of Windows 8 are the personalization and the touch sensitivity. Both are very important and sophisticated features when you are thinking in the point of view of a tablet. When I talk about personalization, I refer to the user-friendliness of the interface. You can select from a variety of personalized locked screens using the metro user interface. Windows 8 also provides 3 login techniques which are:
- Standard password.
- Personalized picture password.
- Microsoft has most certainly been a powerhouse in the PC market section. As the industry now decides to take on the tablet generation, will they survive or will they fade away? Apple, by far is the master of the tablet domain.
- To compete with the iPad, the tablets boasting of Windows 8 OS will have to be in the price range of approximately $400-$500. The problem that Microsoft faces is they earn most of their revenue from license copies. In the tablet domain, if they plan to follow their same style as with the PC market, then the chances of Microsoft overtaking apple seems slim.
- Apple creates and develops their own hardware and software. Microsoft on the other hand is only related to software. They earn by selling their software product’s original license. Microsoft can offer its operating software to a handful of hardware vendors whereas Apple cannot do the same. However since Apple sells the entire integrated product they capture the entire revenue of the device.