Windows 8 Demo Video Shows Impressive Competition for Apple
Competition is heating up as everyone races to catch up to Apple’s runaway success with iOS. Now Microsoft is throwing it’s hat into the touch and tablet ring with their first video demo of Windows 8. Clearly influenced in part by the iPad but still adding a unique twist to touch interfaces, Microsoft’s demo video of Windows 8 is actually pretty impressive. There’s a lot of good ideas shown here, the user interface looks really interesting and there’s a lot of shared elements with Windows Phone 7, but aspects like tiles clearly work better on a larger touch screen than a smaller 3.5″ mobile display.
The video is about 4.5 minutes long, but it doesn’t really start showing off features until almost a minute in. Check it out, it’s interesting to see what Apple is up against.
Update: Here are 6 features that iOS needs to borrow from Windows 8, although I imagine iOS 5 will address many of these.