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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Android Ice Cream Sandwich vs Windows 8: features and differences

Sandwich and Windows 8 are going to enter the market and pretty soon and people want to know their features and differences

Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Microsoft Windows 8 are going to make entry in the market pretty soon. Both are much more improved than what we have right now and both are going to make it tough for their competitors to remain in contention.

These two great operating systems are going to sway the market in their favor.

It is being said that Microsoft’s Windows 8 is not just a great operating system for PCs and tablet, it will also make the laptops and PCs very fast. To be true this will allow the computers to boot with just pressing of buttons.

Both the softwares are going to be introduced in the market later this year.

Google is going to face the main consequences of the Windows 8 operating system as a few tablet manufacturers have already said that they will launch their tablets with Windows 8. Samsung that so far used Android will be launching a Windows 8 tablet as soon as it is introduced in the market.

But there is a major difference between the two softwares. Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes primarily for tablets and smartphones while Windows 8 is aimed at tablet and PCs. Ice Cream Sandwich is a solution for both the tablets and smartphones.

A report suggests that a smoother user interface is a major attraction of operating systems. Users often use those devices that come with comfortable home screens and navigation features. Software giant Microsoft announced that its specially designed Metro UI would enhance Windows 8. Due to this Windows 8 will have an advanced tile-based home screen. Here every icon will give a sneak peek into the updates of each application. At the same time, Google Android 4.0 will come with a special holographic UI, which will offer more rich widgets and an enhanced application framework.

A press release says, “through deep partnerships with carriers, device manufacturers, developers, and others, we hope to enable an open ecosystem for the mobile world by creating a standard, open mobile software platform”.

A Press release detailing Android 4.o says, “Through Android, developers, wireless operators and handset manufacturers will be better positioned to bring to market innovative new products faster and at a much lower cost. (…) The Android platform will be made available under one of the most progressive, developer-friendly open-source licenses, which gives mobile operators and device manufacturers significant freedom and flexibility to design products. Developers will have complete access to handset capabilities and tools that will enable them to build more compelling and user-friendly services, bringing the Internet developer model to the mobile space. And consumers worldwide will have access to less expensive mobile devices that feature more compelling services, rich Internet applications and easier-to-use interfaces — ultimately creating a superior mobile experience”.


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