Windows 8. A dual-layered OS which makes Microsoft’s mobile and desktop experiences sit side-by-side. It seems that Microsoft has finally got the tablet game right when it comes to UX, but if there’s one thing that stands out on the brand new, upcoming OS (other than the flaming bright colours), it’s the side-by-side multitasking on the touch UI. I love it. In fact, I envy it.
I was one of the 5000 blessed with a Limited Edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at this year’s Google I/O, and I have to say it – I love Android’s take on the tablet OS. Granted, it still is quite rough around the edges and could use a little work, but for a first iteration, Honeycomb is a new side of tablet experience that we’ve never seen. Apple is set on taking their phone/media device OS and scaling it to a larger screen while Microsoft believes that both desktop and tablet have to work together to make our computing lives better. Android, on the other hand, converges the two in a best-of-both-worlds subset. Almost. Read more