Reports: Windows 8 Sets Sights on Mobile

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Over the past month, more and more details have been revealed about Microsoft’s still unreleased operating system, Windows 8. Most of the information has been thanks to the Building Windows 8 blog posted by Microsoft Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky.

However, the latest and biggest development thus far is that the unreleased OS could be set to directly compete with the Apple iPad.

And it’s all thanks to Windows 8’s rumored advanced compatibility with mobile devices. According to a recent report by Bloomberg, mobile devices are something that Microsoft 8 is set focus on. Further details are soon to be revealed at a conference in Anaheim, California.

It’s an area that Microsoft has lacked in, all while Apple has mostly dominated the tablet and mobile phone market with the likes of the iPad and iPhone, all supported by iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. Meanwhile, Google’s Android OS has represented a popular mobile platform for non-Apple devices.

Nearly a month ago, a post on the Building Windows 8 blog read, “Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices, and will be the very best operating system for hundreds of millions of PCs, new and old, used by well over a billion people globally.”

Perhaps the “new generation” in the post possibly referenced tablet computers and other mobile devices?

Despite Microsoft lacking in the mobile market, Microsoft has still remained relevant in the area of personal computing software. Windows is still the most popular OS and the company’s Internet Explorer web browser remains quite popular (despite popular rises in Firefox & Chrome).