Windows 8 Tablet At Upcoming BUILD Conference?

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9 Sep, 2011 6:34 pm

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Will there be a new Quad-Core Samsung tablet running a touch-centric Windows 8 user interface? The chances are good, industry buzz maintains. Yahoo News cites a source from the Korea Economic Daily, saying that the joint venture will culminate in revealing the first Windows driven Samsung tablet. Samsung has become heavily dependent on Google’s Android operating system, and expansion into another operating system would give the company a much needed second venue for its smart phones and tablets.

Microsoft Chief Financial Officer for the Windows/Windows Live Division Tammi Reller is quoted by ZD Net as saying that BUILD users, “…will be able to work hands-on with Windows 8 touch-centric user interface.” Whether this amounts to being able to touch and play with an actual Microsoft tablet is still uncertain.

The BUILD conference website is extremely sparse as far as details–any details in fact–and only lists daily “Sessions”. But Microsoft does promise to also unveil its new app model and app developer tools, and it’s anyone’s guess to what degree this will be integral with Windows 8 or the possible tablet.

In it’s official Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft has been offering sneak peaks at its new UI. Users should be able to test the “seamless” switching between a touch-centric environment and a standard Windows desktop at the conference. Attendees will definitely be able to test Windows 8′s ability to run USB 3.0 and several operating systems on the same machine, along with a few other refreshing changes for Windows. Hopefully on a new tablet too.

The BUILD conference runs from September 13th through the 16th, in Anaheim, California

Via Trusted Reviews


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