Windows 8 and where it's heading with Windows Mobile 8

In the mobile ecosystem we see a healthy dominance by Apple and Android at the moment. Blackberry has fallen on the wayside and Palm/Web Os is all but a memory. This leaves Microsoft with Windows and their mobile platform at the time Windows Phone 8. In a market that's dominated by Android and Apple it's hard to say who will come out on top in the next few years but lets look at the integration aspects of each operating system as well as overall functionality. Apple for starters has a dedicated following of consumers and has a more prestigious following when it comes to their pc hardware. As far as mobile they have been dominant in almost every aspect since the release of the original iPhone, but they aren't without their flaws. Sure their mobile division has a huge selection of apps and many useful features but for the business eccentric people they have been been lacking in more ways than one. Android on the other hand has a plethora of apps and usually provides more bang for the buck but is still very young at having an actual pc division, tablets on the other hand they are almost over saturated. Still this leads to the element that apparently seems to still be missing for most business oriented consumers which leads to most consumers buying Windows devices, Desktops, Laptops, and Ultrabooks. This is beginning to change and it looks like it's for the good of business minded consumers. Windows 8 tablets are starting to become more prevalent and in fact I do not need to reiterate what phonearena did today. I however am going to discuss more on the topic of Windows Phones which seemingly are geared towards total future integration with Windows Phone 8 Operating System in general. Obviously there are key differences but with Skydrive and Office Next we are beginning to see an overlap in operating systems to tightly integrate the two to work hand in hand. Yes it's been done before, Rim/Blackberry Playbook and Blackberry Phones, but it has never totally come to fruition. Seeing live tiles and having the integration between your mobile device and your personal computer is a feature that could be and hopefully will be the future of Windows as a whole. Not only would it secure the company as having consistency but also it would make the user experience more easy to understand and absorb. Innovation is still the key to keeping the crowd coming but consistency is also a huge part of having a stable and dependable operating system as well. So whats in store for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8? Hopefully a bright future...

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