Microsoft continues to commit blunder after blunder — now it appears Microsoft is trying to get back the past — the next major Windows Update will make Windows 8 like Windows 7.
Customers are exasperated – many people are throwing their hands up and starting to look for an alternative to Microsoft Windows. Yes of course there’s Apple (expensive) and Linux (there is a learning curve) – but soon for the first time Windows users will have a real choice – Android laptops. Android is now the world’s most used operating system – it’s used on over a billion phones and tablets. It’s easy to use and there are over a half million apps for it – many of them free. And anyone who has an Android-powered phone or tablet is already familiar with it.
Will Android Tablets and Desktops and desktops be the Windows Killer? We don’t know – we hope that Microsoft wakes up and realizes that they have to start listening to customers because customers are sure getting tired of listening to them.
Intel Says $200 Android Laptops Coming Soon
As Windows 8 struggles to gain traction, Intel certainly isn’t tying its fortunes to Microsoft’s OS. During a recent interview, an Intel executive told CNET that the company will soon begin selling its own line of Intel Atom-powered Android notebooks for around $200. That’s the same price of the cheapest Android tablets, such as the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7.
According to Intel’s chief product officer, Dadi Perlmutter, these cheap notebooks will offer touch screens and have Atom processors under the hood. The next chip in Intel’s lineup is codenamed Bay Trail, which promises twice the performance of yesteryear’s netbooks along with much longer battery life.
Analyst firm IDC recently reported that the PC industry suffered the steepest decline ever in the first quarter. The firm attributed part of this decline to Windows 8′s learning curve but also blamed the demise of low-cost netbooks. Android-powered laptops could help fill that void.