Sneak Peak At Windows 8 For Tablets, Laptops & Desktops [video]

YES! As expected, Windows 8 do look A LOT LIKE Windows Phone 7! Here’s a sneak peak video provided by Microsoft.

The most prominent thing you will see when you start Windows 8 is the live tile aka mosaic tile screen much like the one on WP7 but these are rectangular instead of square. These tiles are a representation of apps on Windows 8. According to them, tiles are better than app icons.

Windows 8 will also support two different types of applications:
– One is the normal Windows application which runs in a desktop similar to Windows 7.
– A new type of application that must be written in HTML5 and Javascript. These apps will open in full screen and utilises the new interface.

Touch capabilities are being heavily integrated into Windows 8. You can swipe from the side of your display to move between applications. A feature called Snap lets you pull apps from the side of your screen and display them as a compact sidebar.

Check out the video below.

Looking really attractive. I might just get a Windows 8 tablet in the future.


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