Published on March 4th, 2012 | by Srikanth AN2
Why Windows 8 Might Win the battle over iPad 3
The Recently Launched Microsoft Windows 8 Beta for non-developers is assumed to, and have speculations making the round that Windows 8 is set to be a tough competitor for iPad 3.
Microsoft’s new bold OS – Windows 8 has proven to outshine the Apple iPad 3 in many ways. Windows 8 is definitely a reason for Apple’s iPad 3 to worry about. The Windows 8 is still in the Beta Version, so there are many more advances for Windows 8 to go through.
However, despite some bugs in the pre-release version, the Windows 8 Customer Preview has reportedly been downloaded for more than one million times in the first day of its availability.
“One day later…one million downloads of the consumer preview,” Microsoft tweeted.
In total, the downloads tally for day one was up to over three and a half petabytes of data (about 41GB per second), according to The Verge.
Here are some Reasons why Windows 8 may Outshine Apple iPad 3.
While iOS represents photos with a flower icon, Windows 8 lets you choose any photo you want to populate the live tile that lives on the Start screen. And that’s just one of many ways you can customize the screen you’ll see most. You can move items around, name groups of apps around and name them using the Semantic zoom feature, and pin everything from your favorite people and websites to the Start screen.
No double- tapping a button to see your stuff here. Windows 8 lets you thumb through the applications you recently opened fast and fluidly just by swiping from the left edge of the screen. If you want to see all of your open apps at once, swipe from the left edge and then pull your finger back towards the edge to reveal a thumbnail view.
Support for more Devices
Out of the box, Windows 8 will support lots more peripherals than the iPad or iOS because it’s built on Windows 7. If you have a USB drive, keyboard, printer, or camera, it should just work. Microsoft’s new OS makes it simple to access these add-ons via the Devices charm. Just swipe from the right side of the screen. And you can add devices from the PC settings menu.
And many more..
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is in many ways proving to be better than Apple iPad 3. View the Comparison between iPad 3 and Windows 8 features, to come to a clear conclusion.
So, it can be concluded that Windows 8, no matter with its Bugs and its Beta Stage can prove to be a tough competitor for Apple iPad 3. Stay connected with us to get more updates on the Windows 8 beta.