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Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 with Samsung Prototype

Written on September 14, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Last Tuesday, Microsoft offered an extended preview of its Windows 8 with Samsung's prototype tablet.

Microsoft’s announcements at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California caused some buzz, prematurely heralding the downfall of Apple’s iPad. However, the Big Red indicated that they will remain committed to their “No Compromise” strategy of providing full-featured Windows OS to tablets.

In an effort to foster early development for the platform which is set to arrive next year, Microsoft gave the 5,000 attendees a prototype table that it co-developed with Samsung. The device, which is dubbed a Windows 8 Developer Preview, is a re-tooled version of Samsung’s Series 7. It is an Intel i5-based tablet that is packed with Internet Explorer 10, apps created by Microsoft interns, 1.6GHz processor, 11.6-inch screen, front and rear cameras, HDMI and USB ports, and microSD and SIM card slots.

See the Windows 8 Developer Preview in action at the video posted after the break.

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Chrome Web Store’s Launch is On its Way

Written on August 20, 2010 by Adam Eve

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So we have seen these great web apps and what we can do with HTML5. Now, it's to make way for the newest online marketplace made by Google. Calling the attention of all developers and app creators, we now have Chrome Web Store -- and it's cheaper than Apple's App Store.

Google’s Chrome Web Store is one step closer to reality as they launch their first developer preview. Google’s marketplace for web apps first appeared at the company’s I/O conference last May. It is designed to be the main venue for buying and selling HTML5-based web applications. It will have a similar approach to Apple’s iPhone App Store, only Google will take a five percent processing fee from every transaction.

Though the Web Store will not be open to the public until October, the company is making sure that its marketplace will be filled with quality apps on its release day. Hence, today, developers can now access the developer’s preview via Google Code Labs. The preview is a platform for creating, uploading, testing and selling web apps, that can come in either hosted or packaged form. The hosted apps run on a webpage, while the packaged ones are downloaded by the users. The search giant is looking forward to attracting programmers and application creators to their platform. Why not? With Google’s massive distribution channels, app store interface and small transaction fees, it’s a win-win situation!

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