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4 advantages Windows 8.1 has over Android in mobile

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post

    It doesn't have to be because it can't.
    And that's not a bad thing. If you try to be all things, you end up with... Windows 8. A resounding success, as we all know.
    Exactly, a very well success in my book. It does everything I need. As posted in another thread...

    In fact, it's working so well, it's nice to know it's still going to get better.





    I only use a Surface 2.

    Usually messing around. When I need to do real work, I remote to my home desktop. If I need anything, I have Plex on the desktop serve all my movie needs, IE handles flash tv, Onedrive handles music and files everywhere. Very lightweight and simple management.

    One device.



    Sure, I'm sure that's what Microsoft was aiming for with Windows 8: serving the needs of 1% of users and annoy the rest that will simply go on buying ipads.

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  2. #32


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    I think to a certain degree, perceptions have a lot to do with the current controversies...

    Now, I have absolutely zero documention to back this up, so please accept it as nothing more than my opinion...

    I believe that a very large segment of users simply do not see "Tablets" as anything other than toys, for lack of a better term. You can include in that the 'smart' aspect of smartphones. For anything serious, critical, important etc it is laptop or above for said tasks.

    Thus, only a small segment see the need for a full fledged windows os on a tablet, which in turn could help to explain why 8 has not set the world on fire.... totally aside from the whole tifkam debate.

    Again, imho.
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    That's the thing about Android: it doesn't have to be a desktop system, it's meant to be a mobile operating system. And it's become quite decent at that. I don't want a desktop system on my phone or tablet any more that I want a touch OS on my desktop.
    It doesn't have to be because it can't.

    I'd rather have all functionality in one device than juggling 2 or more. If you want several with different ecosystems, then carry on with what you're doing. No one is forcing you to have our aspirations.
    Yeah, but the problem is, Windows does not even come close to providing all of the functionality that android does in it's tablet OS, so this is a moot point.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I think to a certain degree, perceptions have a lot to do with the current controversies...

    Now, I have absolutely zero documention to back this up, so please accept it as nothing more than my opinion...

    I believe that a very large segment of users simply do not see "Tablets" as anything other than toys, for lack of a better term. You can include in that the 'smart' aspect of smartphones. For anything serious, critical, important etc it is laptop or above for said tasks.

    Thus, only a small segment see the need for a full fledged windows os on a tablet, which in turn could help to explain why 8 has not set the world on fire.... totally aside from the whole tifkam debate.

    Again, imho.
    One word: apple.

    They basically kind of convinced everyone with the ipad of such. Even people who are well educated about technology even still regard tablets as "toys" even though Microsoft has proved for about a decade and still today that is false.
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    One word: apple.

    They basically kind of convinced everyone with the ipad of such. Even people who are well educated about technology even still regard tablets as "toys" even though Microsoft has proved for about a decade and still today that is false.
    "Proved"...??? I think not. Quite the opposite I'm afraid. They proved that even with a windows style os, the tablet, people still don't view them as anything other than toys.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    One word: apple.

    They basically kind of convinced everyone with the ipad of such. Even people who are well educated about technology even still regard tablets as "toys" even though Microsoft has proved for about a decade and still today that is false.
    "Proved"...??? I think not. Quite the opposite I'm afraid. They proved that even with a windows style os, the tablet, people still don't view them as anything other than toys.
    I believe you've disregarded the Windows Xp tablet PC and Windows 7 tablet PCs. Those weren't used by the consumerist crowd, but by a small margin of the enterprise where things like signature capture, mobile computing where a laptop wouldn't be ideal (sometimes used by companies like Coca Cola when they do vending machine service), and just having the pure power of Windows.

    If this were Windows 7, it would be considered quite the opposite. If OEMs and Microsoft REALLY pushed for tablet PCs with 7, we'd be in a totally different situation with 8.

    By the way, speaking of 7, that was the most recent OS designed for touch with larger window control buttons, larger Taskbar, better battery life and support, and improved handwriting recognition. It's not an OS for toys but for serious things that ios nor android can handle.
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  7. #37


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    Well, I never said or implied that absolutely nobody ever at all in the whole wide world used them for anything other than a toy, now did I..?? I can easily conjure up scenarios where a tablet has legitimate usefulness.

    I was talking big picture.
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post

    And that's not a bad thing. If you try to be all things, you end up with... Windows 8. A resounding success, as we all know.
    Exactly, a very well success in my book. It does everything I need. As posted in another thread...

    In fact, it's working so well, it's nice to know it's still going to get better.





    I only use a Surface 2.

    Usually messing around. When I need to do real work, I remote to my home desktop. If I need anything, I have Plex on the desktop serve all my movie needs, IE handles flash tv, Onedrive handles music and files everywhere. Very lightweight and simple management.

    One device.



    Sure, I'm sure that's what Microsoft was aiming for with Windows 8: serving the needs of 1% of users and annoy the rest that will simply go on buying ipads.
    1%?? Really? Where did you pull this from?


    Most people can only manage to do one thing at a time. For those, there's ipad and android.
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