Many were excited when Microsoft finally showed off its Windows 8 tablet interface. The new interface shows how Microsoft is bringing the look and feel of the Windows Phone platform to the tablet environment.
In the earnings call for Dell, Michael Dell said that Windows 8 looks to be “pretty encouraging” and that it is “shaping up to be a competitive environment”. The comments are good news for Microsoft as it will be playing catch-up to the Android and iPad tablets already on the market. The full quote, via splatf.com:
We’re still quite interested in Android. I’ll also tell you that our early work on Windows 8 on the tablet side looks to be pretty encouraging. And so, we think it’s shaping up to be a competitive environment. I don’t think beyond those 2 that there are viable alternatives that make sense. So there’s a lot of other noise out there in the market that I don’t think will amount to much of anything.
Microsoft has previously shown off the Windows 8 tablet interface, but only in a closed environment during a canned presentation.
Little else is known about Windows 8 at this point. Microsoft will be showcasing the upcoming platform at its BUILD conference in September. Neowin will be attending this conference to bring you all the latest news on Windows 8.