Windows are free for devices up to 9 inches

No charge from now on to the manufacturers of smartphones, tablets and PCs that are operating with Microsoft, for models with screen sizes up to 9 inches. The official announcement was made by the American company in the developer conference BUILD, on the other side of the Atlantic and opens the way for much cheaper smart devices based on Windows and Windows Phone. The move paves the way for both Microsoft platforms to significantly increase their shares in smart mobiles and tablets. Two categories of products which currently dominate the Android, will be also offered completely free to manufacturers by Google.

Windows8 tablet

Windows8 tablet

Windows 8 Start Menu

Windows 8 Start Menu

Microsoft will continue to charge manufacturers only for PC/tablets having larger dimensions of 9”. However, even these models allow the placement of cheaper products. That’s because the new version of Windows 8.1, which is also formally announced at BUILD, has less of a hardware, as they can run on machines with memory RAM 1 GB storage and 16 GB. Confirming the information had been leaked to the Internet, the Windows 8.1 also make it easier for those using a keyboard and mouse. Thus, applications that are compatible with the modern interface, will be added on top of a small bar with icons through which you can with your mouse to close the application or to minimize, much like is now the programs run by the well known desktop. At the same time, these applications can now be pinned to the desktop taskbar. Also, on some models, the user can start the machine directly to desktop.

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Microsoft

Microsoft

Unsurprisingly, at the Microsoft BUILD was presented an upgraded operating on smartphones. The reason for the Windows Phone 8.1, which offer more customization options icons on home screen and operate more efficiently on phablet screens. Arguably, however, the great addition to the new version is the digital assistant Cortana, the rival of Apple’s Siri and Google Now in Android. So would understand the voice commands of the user and will answer questions by utilizing the database developed under the umbrella of the Bing search engine from Microsoft. The Cortana could be self educated, so the interaction with the user learning preferences. Many of these preferences will be compiled into a notebook of Cortana, that the user has the ability to control and change any of them really meet habits.

Cortana

Cortana

By Nicole P.

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