Windows 8.1, The iconic start button coming back.
Microsoft has registered a bunch of Xbox Fusion domain names, and they redirect to the official Xbox site. That’s about as close to a confirmation as you’re likely to get.
Until the last week, i was hearing that it will be called Xbox Infinity.
A 7 inch surface is not going to solve MS worries. Surface doesn’t offer anything unique over an iPad or a Nexus 10 and in the same way, the 7 inch surface is not going to give something unique over an iPad Mini or Nexus 7, instead it lacks the backing of app ecosystem present with slates running iOS and Android and the Metro/Modern UI that is tough to navigate for an average Joe. Microsoft also can’t price it competitively enough with iPad Mini, forget Nexus 7 and Kindle fire device, it is a ‘Dead on Arrival’ product and surely is not going to solve MS woes.
PCs are dying and at a rate fastef than expected. The computing behaviour of the world’s population is changing fast. Tablets are getting increasingly popular as media consumption devices, they are light weight, cheaper, portable and have a long battery life. All these trends points towards a bad future for the world’s biggest PC software maker, Microsoft. Its biggest Cash cows are in trouble. Windows licences are declining and as a result office licences are also downfalling. Microsoft stills expects Windows RT, 8 and Surface devices to catch up which is not happening anytime soon. Microsoft’s online services division has lost no less than $17.5 billion and a $6 billion dollar writeoff of the ad platform acquisition which totals more than the market value at which Google went public. Going ahead the days are darker for once the mightiest tech company, Good Luck, MS. I would advise to kickstart a turnaround by firing Steve Ballmer.
Now Dell has a battery-powered all-in-one, and it’s the best looking of this relatively new bunch.
Nobody will probably buy it. Does Dell even understands the market?
ChromeBook Pixel - A 12.85” touchscreen screen with 4.3 million pixels, Gorgeous! But the price is a little hefty, $1300 to be precise for the WiFi only model.
Google is trying to hijack all other operating system with this move. Soon every PC, Mac and Linux powered Computing device would be a hybrid ChromeBook. The real paradigmatic shift in computing is coming and this war would be interesting to watch. Google is trying to turn the PC market upside down with its Chrome OS strategy by infiltrating the major computing operating systems.