egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm

New Forums Added – Windows 8

Yes, folks you read it correctly. It looks like Microsoft is trying to integrate everything they can into this mobile generation of ours and as such, their new upcoming PC operating system (Windows 8 ) has just established its home here at xda-developers. Microsoft’s intentions seem to be rather clear as they are desperately trying to break back into a market they once dominated with Windows Mobile. However, don’t expect to see Windows 8 running on any phone any time soon. The OS seems to be directed towards the (not so) new and growing market of tablets or slate computers, one in which Microsoft has always prevailed. The Metro style UI seems to have been born from the Windows Phone 7 concept and while several people don’t agree with this “feeling right” as it is somewhat awkward to use it without touchscreen capabilities, once cannot help but to wonder about the possibilities of this new OS. There are some talks of porting already going on and one cannot help but to wonder if we will see this running on other devices such as maybe a Xoom or a Transformer. At this point only time will tell.

Please drop by to share your experiences with the Developer’s test version of this new OS.

You can visit Windows 8’s new home on XDA right here.

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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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