Amid a lot of criticism for a lot of its actions, Microsoft is to be praised for its bold approach towards the tablet market with Windows 8. It redesigned the biggest OS in history entirely, and this was sure to surprise a lot of people out there. However, the big strides are now being looked at as a huge gamble that is not likely to pay off.
Is Windows 8 more suitable for PCs or tablets?
Out of a myriad of possibilities, there is one that seems to be the biggest obstacle to Windows 8 success with the Tablet. Windows 8’s design is such that it is meant to handle both desktop and tablets, but it’s the tablet that they want to cash in on.
The tablet market has been growing rapidly while the PC market has been shrinking, and it’s no wonder why Microsoft wants to cash in on the opportunity with Windows 8. However, this is yet to happen.
It is thought that Windows 8 may have made a huge error in trying to tweak it for the PC as well as the Tablet. Although it may have had the capability to succeed both ways, it is believed that issues experienced by users in terms of their troubles using Windows may have played a part in preventing success with the Tablet.
Why Windows 8 Has Fallen Short of Meeting Tablet Consumer Demands
By centering all its attention on going both ways, with the Tablet and the PC, it may have included too many things for the Tablet. While consumers want the Tablet to do everything they need it to do, they don’t want an entire PC on their Tablet. To put it simply, when consumers look out for the Tablets, they are not looking out for anything like Windows running it.
The major point to make is that when consumers are shopping for a Tablet, they are looking out for something that is a big phone rather than a small PC. Consumers want to be able to do almost the same things that they do on their phones, but they enjoy all that on bigger screen. That’s just how they want it. While the Tablet may be equipped to perform a plethora of things akin to a PC, it should really give a consumer the experience of using a CP.
One can easily see the difference between delivering the desktop to the tablet and delivering the phone to a tablet. Therefore, no matter what level of success that Microsoft attains with Windows 8, it is Windows 8.1 that seems likelier to meet consumer demands for the tablet.
Microsoft has been putting in a lot of effort when it comes to rectifying Windows 8 for the PC. Trying to do the same for the tablet is a going to be a stretch, and it’s probably a good idea to achieve this with Windows 8.1. It will serve as a separate introduction on its own and perhaps be more appealing to consumers.
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