With Nokia expected to create a tablet with Windows 8 on it, it’s good to know a little bit more about what we’re getting into (perhaps without delving into getting a consumer preview version).
There’s a very interesting (and very long) read into Windows 8, titled, “Creating the Windows 8 user experience” tweeted on my feed by @stroughtonsmith.
Amazing blog post from Microsoft about Windows 8; they talk the talk – Windows of yore is dead
At the start there’s a lot of reflection back on the previous versions of Windows – how it evolved with plenty of criticisms (with hindsight) about usability. They mention that all of that was ‘pre-iPad World’ and now expectations of a personal computer is rapidly changing. With that, they tell us about their goals for Windows 8 experience. They offer some criticism about the Windows 8 consumer preview and a forward statement again on the aims for Windows 8.
As Steven said, MS is certainly talking the talk here. Come Q3/Q4 we need Nokia and MS to walk the walk and deliver. Windows 8 tablet/pc and windows 8 phones.