Samsung 10-inch flat-panel Galaxy as early as the beginning of this year (2012) has been in the MWC exhibition debut Note 10.1, a few days ago in addition to confirmation in August around the world (including Taiwan) are all listed, but also as we [8new machine quick report] said to the processor to determine the use of Exynos 4412 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, and RAM capacities determine become up to 2GB, in addition to 1280 x 800 resolution screen is a bit ordinary, indeedthe section specification is quite attractive flagship-class products.
Following the Apple WWDC conference, Microsoft Surface plate and WP8 General Assembly, Google’s I / O conference will be held June 27-29 in Silicon Valley, California was held at the meeting undoubtedly there will be new hardware, the new system release, and the rumors have beenlong Nexus 7 tablet to confirm will be released at the conference, detailed configuration has been exposed.
After Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 published in the MWC, I believe many people have been hoping to see their products on the market, especially its 10.1-inch resolution up to 1900 x 1200 pixel density of 224PPI the Super the IPS + Top Screensavers. ASUS today finally announced the sale of the tablet in the near future, specific time to market in the United States July 16, the capacity of 32GB and 64GB, priced at $ 499 and $ 599 U.S. dollars.
This June, there is many new tech showed up.
Apple WWDC conference has just finished, people are still pondering the “retina” screen of the new MacBook Pro, followed by Microsoft released the Surface of this new form of tablet PCs, and then release of Windows Phone 8, next week will be the annual Google I/O, believe that Google has a lot of wonderful products are going to release.
First, begin by recalling the previous Google I/O’s main theme
- In 2008, Android, the App Engine, Google Maps API, the Google Web Toolkit, OpenSocial;
- In 2009, Android, the App Engine, Chrome the Google Web Toolkit, the Google AJAX APIs, the Google Wave;
- In 2010, Android, the App Engine, Chrome the Enterprise, Geo, Google APIs for the Google TV, Google Web Toolkit and the Socail the Web, the Google Wave;
- In 2011, Android, Chrome, the Chrome OS, Google Music, Chromebooks, Chrome Web Store support in-app payment.
Beginning in 2009, Android, Chrome becomes the protagonist of each of the Google I/O conference, their importance is evident. As the saying goes reviewing the old, learning the new, this year’s Google I/O, the two main characters certainly will not be absent. In the past, we can see that on the Google I/O, Google likes to release new stuff at the conference, such as last year they have released Google TV, Chrome Web Store, Chromebooks, ADK, Android@Home, etc..
This year what new things we will look forward to in the Google I/O Conference?
We all know that Microsoft’s upcoming OS “Windows 8” is under development. Microsoft has released a Developer Preview build of Windows 8 to public in past and very soon Microsoft is going to release a Beta (Consumer Preview) build of Windows 8 to public on Feb 29, 2012. Everyone will be able to download and use it absolutely free.
Windows 8 comes with several new features and enhancements like new Start Screen which has completely replaced traditional Start Menu, Ribbon UI in Windows Explorer, redesigned and enhanced file copy/move dialog box, enhanced Task Manager, Refresh/Reset PC functionality and much more. You can learn more about all new Windows 8 features in our exclusive Windows 8 section.
Although there are many improvements and new additions in this new Windows OS but the question comes, will Windows 8 be a good OS for Desktop and laptops? This question came in my mind because it seems Microsoft is mainly targeting touch-devices like Tablets for Windows 8 development. Why? Please read below:
Windows 8 Start Screen
Lets talk about Start Screen first. Start Screen shows big live thumbnails (called Tiles) of installed programs in Windows 8. Its extremely cool to have such kind of screen in touch devices as the user needs to use his finger to select an item and it would be really hard to select an item from traditional start menu. Big thumbnails help user in opening a program easily and quickly.
But what about Desktop and laptop users? Why would a Desktop user want new Start Screen to forcefully occupy the whole screen area to show big thumbnails of programs? Start Menu takes a very small amount of screen space and the user also have access to Desktop but in Start Screen, if you want to look at Desktop, you’ll need to click on Desktop tile or use keyboard shortcuts.
Also using mouse to scroll between several program tiles on Start Screen takes much time compared to the good old start menu where it shows a list of all installed programs using small icons and text which doesn’t take much space.
So for a Desktop user, Start Menu is far better than new Start Screen.
PS: There is a registry hack to enable Start Menu in Windows which can be found here. But again its a hidden trick and I’m not sure whether it’ll work in final RTM build of Windows 8 or not? Microsoft can disable this trick in RTM build.
On the news of Microsoft’s Windows 8, the earliest PDC in 2009, held a briefing meeting was mentioned early this year, and former employees have said Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be listed in July 2011, the recent Microsoft is rumor that CES conference in early next year will published the ARM architecture hardware supporting in Windows content, so we need to prepare for changing operating system again?
Perhaps the Tablet PC in the near future is to look at trends, Microsoft has announced before that they will in CES publish support on Windows version of ARM hardware architecture, also will make use of the touch screen that only support the original (but not specifically designed for the corresponding Tablet experience), and the Windows can be a more complete use of the environment suitable for tablet PCs. On the other hand, this version of the operating system will also focus on cloud technology, but also create a special environment for the game. In addition, to previously released Games for Windows Marketplace and Game Hub service, is now also rumor will be the new version of Windows with Microsoft‘s Xbox Live gaming platform features, allowing users to integrate video content at any time to play or interact with friends online, etc. (as the current WP7 mobile platform also features integrated Xbox Live).
The hardware, in addition to support ARM architecture, the course also supports Intel and AMD‘s x86 processor architecture, it is expected that the next version of the Windows operating system will become more widely used. Meanwhile, there is also another rumor that: Windows 8 will have 32-bit and 64-bit versions, including 64-bit version will support full 3D interface to operate, and can render the full dynamic effect and in accordance with general operating practices, but Relative to the display card memory capacity of at least have to have 170MB or more. The other is faster performance, and further correspondence management SSD storage components.
Windows 8 rumor that will be published in the General Assembly next year, CES 2011, the fastest will be listed in July 2011, while the Server version will be launched in July 2012 (but there are also claims that Microsoft’s release schedule has stolen is in fact After 2012?), but there is no further detail the contents of the operating system release.
The following may be previously spread the concept of interface Windows 8 Videos: