The ‘software’ and haste are no items to be mixed. Good development requires a period of prolonged and thorough testing that does not match the urgency of release schedules. These days Apple and Microsoft are experiencing it firsthand. The apple company announced yesterday the third update of its software iOS mobile 6, all of them focused on critical errors. In contrast, from Remond have begun to filter the characteristics of a project like Windows Blue , which is ‘sold’ as an addition to Windows 8 but that masks a complete remodeling of your operating system.
Yesterday Apple again updated its terminals, this time to close the safety and correct the mess of maps in urban areas of Japan . However analysts criticize accumulate patches on patches and Apple suing another change of course, more radical than the previous, which happens to ‘hardware’ and ‘software’. By the time the Cupertino have leaked that the new iPhone will have a “killer feature” that differ from the rest , but did not specify how that will come true.
A “new” Windows 8
Competition in the waters do not fall much quieter. After a few months ‘stanfby’ Microsoft has reacted to the weak reception of Windows 8 with Blue, yesterday unveiled a massive upgrade that will bring major changes. From what has been leaked, Windows Blue introduces new options for customizing the desktop, an option in high demand by users, and a new catalog of applications calculator, alarm and sound recorder.
Other features include improved usability and the ‘gestures’, with prominence in the use of cloud service company, SkyDrive. In addition, media as The Verge contend that come with Internet Explorer 11 standard.
However, the core of Windows Blue only be possible with the addition of Haswell chips , successors of Ivy Bridge, Intel . According to the CEO of the semiconductor maker, Paul Otellini , Haswell “is the generation of ‘chips’ with greater improvement and gives more battery life on Intel’s entire history”, so it could begin to be installed shortly in some ‘tablets’ and ‘ultrabooks’. One of its most interesting features in the capacity ‘always-on’, which allows devices to stay connected while on ‘stanb by’. This would be to simulate smartphones, capable of receiving email, or SMS notifications despite being at rest.
Blue actually not new. Microsoft had warned in November the creation of a platform updates that make progress in the integration of Windows 8 and Windows RT at the lowest cost. I did not expect the market is that the first of the improvements were so ambitious, something that many have interpreted as the end-o-redirection from a poorly finished instead of an extension of it.