Windows 8 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows. This is the latest operating system that Microsoft has to offer on its millions of users. The development of this operating system was made even before the release of the Windows 7. It means that Microsoft spent more time to make this operating system suitable for the latest models of computers, laptops and tablets. Windows 8 can also be used in the smartphones or cell phones that prefer the best OS available in the market today. The release of Windows 8 to the public was held last October 26, 2012. Since from the time it was introduced until now, Microsoft windows 8 is being used worldwide.
The changes in window 8 are significantly different from the recent operating system that Microsoft has developed. The primary focus of these changes is to improve devices like tablets and laptops to compete with the operating systems that are used in most smartphones and tablets. This completion can put windows 8 OS to the top against other systems available because of its improved platform that gives the users with an easy access on different icons that are included in the windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 feature the chance to access and download applications that can be used to improve the performance of a device. For smartphone and tablet users, windows 8 will allow them to download games and other apps they want to have in their device.
Windows 8 offers a number or new features in all aspects of the operating system. Among the features included in this new operating system is focused to optimize touch screen devices like tablets and cell phones. The main reason behind this is to have the best operating system that can provide all the advantage that a PC or laptop has. Touch screen devices offer the fastest way to navigate and select icons in the screen. With windows 8 OS, new icons and features can be selected and created using your device. Windows 8 operating system can allow new platforms to be used while another one is being used. The windows runtime or (WinRT) can allow the user to make a new application that will independently run in a separate sandbox that will enable easy sharing programs or data that are useful for multi-tasking.
Another new feature in the windows 8 operating system is the user interface. This feature is built inside the OS that will give the best optimization of touch screen devices. The start screen which is also known as the home screen of any touch screen devices will be the primary base for launching a new application. The home screen will show grid tiles that can be arranged into groups. Each tile in the grid will represent each application. Depending on the size of the apps, it can have one or two grid tiles. This can provide a dynamic content that will be displayed on the screen. The new feature is perfect for touch screen tablets or phone that has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768.