This is a discussion on Microsoft takes on iPad with a new Windows ad within the Apple iPad News forums, part of the Apple iPad Forums category; Originally Posted by AdmiralAdama As far as portable devices go we're shrinking to a 2 OS universe - iOS and Android. My opinion at least. ...
I join the forums for products I need to gather more information on. When I bought my first Ipad, I came here and performed a search to help me find the "arrow" keys on my keyboard =D
As far as some thinking there will only be 2 OS's, I seriously doubt it. iOS and Android's OS didn't exist 6 years ago. The introduction of these added two new OS's.
The future is uncertain when it comes to technology. 15 years ago people said only one OS would survive, and yet we still have several.
Forgot to address brand loyalty. I do not have brand loyalty. However, I do have "product" loyalty when it's an exceptional product. For example, I would recommend an iPad or SP because they are great products, but neither will create a desire to purchase an Xbox or iPhone. Brands mean nothing to me, only my own hands on assessments and personal judgments help me decide.
It's always wise to consider new products, but on the tech world, I refuse to pay to be a beta tester. And that's exactly what MS has a reputation of doing to people. Much like GM, Ford and Chrysler did to their loyal customers decades ago.
If MS wasnt so incompetent, Apple would've died in the 1990's. MS actually forces people like me to buy their competition. Lol
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Ok the advert shows the weaknesses but really if you want to put your own photos on your ipad. Don't use a card. Use iCloud. Also Microsoft have forgotten one of the major critical aspects of tablet computing. It needs to be hack proof. Why would they put an insecure OS base like the windows kernel on a ultra portable device. With iOS I have never been hacked or trolled for data. I have with windows.
Good bye Microsoft and good luck
Life moves on .....DVD burners use to be a necessary now disappearing from most computers. Wifi is cleaner and easier...besides if you need to load sd cards or usb flash drives you can buy inexpensive small wifi adapters that support sd cards and USB plus wifi hot spot make it easy to transfer or,stream any thing. Some ultra books only have one USB slot now......the future drives and cards will be wifi....
This adapter is awesome.....well worth the $60. Streams to 3 devices at once inc computers, tablets and phones even iPod touch's
Wi-Reader DW09 adapter for iPad, iPhone and iPod
Same thing with wifi printers some even have hot spot wifi. Ie wifi direct no net work required.