Posts tagged “tablets

Rumors kill current devices!

You cannot buy the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 without hearing talks of the S8 — you can’t purchase a new Apple Watch without hearing rumors for the Apple Watch 3 and so on.  When are we going to learn to appreciate the devices that currently help us out in our daily lives rather than wish them away with rumor after rumor?  A rumor is exactly that, a rumor — it could come true or it could all be a pipe-dream that is often created by those simply looking for page clicks (yes, you know who you are and you should be ashamed of yourself!).
For example, typing “iPhone 8” into Google search yields the following text and image-based results:
Sure, we are all excited about what the future holds for all of our favorite technological gadgets; however, if we never sit down to be thankful for what we currently have we face an even bigger problem — being forever dissatisfied and letdown.
In short, live in the now and enjoy your devices while you have them!

Will Windows 8 tablets do well?

Microsoft is really pushing that Windows 8 will truly unite their platform across all devices and really give it a consistent look.  However, the biggest issues are how well will Windows 8 tablets (slates) do and how will the OS fair on the desktop.  Honestly, there shouldn’t be another OS that is better fitted for the enterprise than Windows 8.  Sure there is a learning curve; but that SAME learning curve is there when one would hand an executive an iPad.

Things that could really work in Microsoft’s favor:

  1. Unified across devices
  2. Able to support many Windows applications; not just 500,000 apps
  3. Windows tablets will provide more accessibility via USB input etc.
  4. Multiple arenas for running applications (Metro or Windows desktop)

Bottom line:  If Windows 8 turns out to be truly portable and is not overly expensive on a tablet this could potentially be a shifting in the tides.

OnLive is NOT Right; Proves tablets are NOT laptop-killers

Microsoft has finally decided to put it’s corporate foot down with OnLive.  This app gives iPad and Android tablets the ability to access a virtual Windows 7 desktop that has access to the Microsoft Office suite and a fully functional browser.  The Redmond company has expressed that this service is NOT properly licensed and it would be unfair to let OnLive continue down this path when there are other companies who virtualize Windows but actually pay for the copies.

This is certainly the right approach that Microsoft is taking and many might wonder what took them so long.  Many Microsoft fans are definitely opposed to this because Apple would cringe if OSX was ever to run virtually on any device without an aluminum case.

Read more HERE

Bottom line:  OnLive, putting a virtual Windows operating system on tablets is a great idea; however, if you want to do so pay licensing fees like everyone else.  On the other hand, if these tablets are so powerful and potential “laptop-killers” shouldn’t they be able to provide the appropriate functionality out of the box?