Saturday, September 17, 2011

windows 8

Windows 8 will be run as two different systems using a common interface. The first released will be the Intel type which appears to be Windows 7 with a new Touchscreen and can run legacy applications. The units demonstrated that these are clearly not designed to compete against iPads and Androids as they are very heavy and require a fast CPU with a large amount of RAM. The other Windows 8 will be a new system running on ARM phone chips and will not run Windows 7 Applications. This one will be designed to compete against Apple and Google. Interestingly Apple said in court when suing Android manufacturers that they should dump Android for Windows Tablets because they don't look like iPads and iPhones. Obviously Apple are more worried about Android than Windows. Android phones now have over 40% of the new market compared to iPhones 25%.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Google, Android and Intel

Intel, the makers of the Pentium, Celron and Atom chipsets for personal computers are going to optimize their computer processors to run Googles Android operating system. Although this has been done by amateurs they would never be as successful as the full commercial model. The ported version should be ready by the end of the year, allowing it to be run on older computers, along with a new generation of Tablets running low power Atom CPU's. New Android registrations are now running at more that 500,000 per day.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Android 2.3

 Android 2.3 is used as a phone Operating system. Although it's designed for a small touch screen many manufacturers of TV's,Tablets and Settop Boxes are using it to browse the Internet and check e-Mail. PC's are also able to run it but it is still work in progress. Newspapers are now starting to distribute sub $200 Tablets free, with subscription to their paper for digital reading.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lifetime Membership

Congratulations Bill
Bill McDermott Has been awarded a lifetime membership of the Upper Hutt Seniornet. The award is for his outstanding performance during the time he was responsible for Fund raising. This is always a difficult position to fulfill, especially in recession times.