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Redmond itself has been awfully coy about sales numbers, at least when it comes to details and breakdown. And market share statistics are not exactly point a rosy picture either. But most insiders are of the view that Windows 8 still has a few leagues to travel before it can be labelled a success.
At the very least it has failed to reignite the declining PC hardware market.
Hardware vendor Lenovo, on the other hand, is very confident about the prospects of Windows 8, and believes that the operating system will become a successful platform in the future.
Talking to TabTimes, Christopher Millward, the director of global communications for Lenovo’s MIDH group held a view that it was only a matter of time before the new platform starts gathering steam:
“We have a very long relationship with Microsoft on the PC business and we fully believe that it is going to be a successful platform in future. It may not have got off to the start Microsoft expected but a Windows 8 operating system optimized for touch is the future.”
A few companies recently attacked Redmond for breaking into the hardware business, but Millward maintains that Lenovo does not see Surface tablets as a potential rival:
“We certainly don’t feel threatened by it. More competition is generally good.”
Can’t disagree there, more competition is almost always good for the entire industry. The company also maintains that it will continue releasing products running Windows 8, with a whole new line up slated to hit store shelves this year.
Nokia Planning More Exclusive Windows Phone Apps For Lumia Devices
It’s remarkable what some good wind can do to people. What it can do to companies is on another level altogether. It wasn’t all that long when people were predicting doom and gloom of the Finnish company, and here it is back with vengeance announcing new exclusives.
The company shared the news in a press release on its official website.
First up is the GoPro Windows Phone 8 app, which is designed to connect a Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone to a GoPro HERO3 or HERO2 camera using Wi-Fi. Lumia smartphones are also getting the Burton app, snowboarding fans should be well aware of what it offers.
JobLens is also coming to Windows Phone 8, designed to help those looking for employment. As Nokia states:
“The app will actively push recommended jobs based on a consumer’s profile and search history, allow people to pin jobs-based Live Tiles to their Start screen, share jobs with friends, and store resumes in SkyDrive.”
Foursquare is reportedly working on a Windows Phone app for all smartphones powered by Microsoft’s mobile operating system, but the company just announced that it is developing a special one for Lumia devices, which adds augmented reality feature for Nokia Lumia cameras.
And that’s not all, folks. The official Tumblr app is also set to arrive for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones offering the ability to quickly update a user’s Tumblr page. The app is said to include voice command integration and Live Tiles support for the Tumbler Dashboard feature.
The company also announced a new deal with Dreamworks Animation to bring exclusive entertainment apps to Lumia smartphones, and though details are sparse at the moment, Nokia did say:
“The cooperation will see Dreamworks developers use Nokia APIs to deliver rich, interactive entertainment experiences, exclusively for Nokia devices, starting from the second half of 2013.”
So there you have it, a whole slew of new stuff lined up for Lumia devices, destined to set them apart from other Windows 8 offerings available in the market. This is what you would call, growing from strength to strength.
Your thoughts on the matter? Speak your mind, particularly if you are a Lumia owner.
App Watch: Calculator X8
Calculator apps are dime a dozen on the Windows Store. Maybe even less, but hey, who’s counting? But those who do regularly count and calculate on the Windows 8 devices will be delighted with this app.
Sometimes things turn out best when kept simple. And in this case, they turned out absolutely great. Calculator X8 offers a simple yet touch-optimized calculating app using a Modern UI. Two modes are included — Basic and Scientific — which can be switched by rotating the screen.
The official description sheds light on some details:
“The most beautiful and feature rich calculator available for Windows 8. Switch between 3 different themes and use the calculator in scientific or normal mode.
Open Settings in the Charms bar to change the theme of the app. Rotate the app or snap it to switch between scientific and basic calculator and switch between radian and degree calculations using the Rad / Deg button.”
While the developer has promised more themes in the future, the ones included are a sight to behold. Metro, Windows 7 and the classic look of Windows 95 are a sight to behold — familiar and instantly recognizable. And in many ways showcases the evolution of Windows design philosophy itself.
The free app supports all three processors (x86, x64, and ARM) and the latest update fixes a few bugs.
Click here to check out Calculator X8 on the Windows Store.
Only Two Days Left If You Want To Get Windows 8 For $14.99
Soon after the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft brought forward a very special promotion for Windows 7 users to upgrade to the latest operating system after launch — for just $14.99.
PC buyers who had bought a computer between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 were eligible for this special price tag, as long as they register for the promotion on the official website Microsoft had created for this. They had until the end of the month to register.
This puts it at only two days remaining for those that want to avail the offer.
The acquired new computer must come with the following version of Windows 7 — Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate.
Of course, you may recall a little loophole that allowed buyers to register for a copy of Windows 8 even if they had not bought a Windows 7 PC, simply by, let’s just say, lying.
We covered this gap here when it was first unearthed. And yes, before you get any funny ideas, Microsoft was quick to patch the bug as soon as news came out.
Nevertheless this is your final chance to make the move to Microsoft’s latest operating system at such a price, at least for now.
If you have been holding out the upgrade, but want to avail it, then point your browser at this website to grab your very own copy of Windows 8.