I know, I know, I have been writing about SmartGlass quite often the past couple months, but this will probably be the last one (That is a lie). Android devices managed to score Microsoft’s SmartGlass app on the day of Windows 8 release, most of them anyway, and now it’s Apple’s turn! Microsofts SmartGlass is now available to iOS Devices, which include iPads and iPhones.
So Windows 8 is finally here and I got it day one. Typically I like to wait a bit before things get released and get the latest reviews. But the deals for Windows 8 Pro were too good to pass up, especially on Amazon. We already have an article on what to expect from Windows 8, so does this new operating system change the way you’ll use Windows? Or is it Windows ME and Vista all over again?
With Microsoft releasing surface and Windows 8 in the next coming months more and more info has been spilling out to give customers an idea of what they are in for. SmartGlass, if you’re unaware, is an “app” that will connect all your digital devices together even if it’s a refurbished cell phone. So they will feel more like limbs of a single device, as oppose to devices connected via bluetooth. The idea goes along with Windows 8 new metro design that will be across all windows device. Such as their phones, tablets, PC and even the Xbox (which was updated today with a quasi Windows 8 look). But what is the first SmartGlass app to surface this coming year?
Well, it was a nice run while it lasted. With a 14 year long streak of being number one in the cell phone market, Nokia is now officially number two behind Samsung, the creators of the popular Galaxy S line of Android Phones. Nokia has been the leader of cellphone sales for well over a decade, and why wouldn’t they be? they practically pioneered the market with affordable cell phones and durable hardware. My first phone was a big hefty Nokia with it’s green screen and limited features. But what has lead to Nokia’s slow decline and can they save themselves before it gets any worse?
Nokia is kind of falling behind in sales as of late. It has been a bit slow in keeping up with competition and only now became a forerunner for Windows Phones. But the sales are still waning. That doesn’t seem to slow down any other possible innovations they have in store. Say hello to the 41-Megapixel Nokia 808 Pureview Camera Phone powered by Symbian. Yea, Symbian, the Smart Phone OS that is going the way of the dinosaur is slapped into an impressive camera phone.
It’s no secret I am kind of cheering the Windows 7 phone line along. I don’t actually own one, but I am intrigued by Nokia’s big push and sleek phone designs along with a rather sleek new Windows interface. Not to mention integration with my computer and Xbox. So far it hasn’t proven itself to me yet, but it seems it has proven itself to some analysts who make a living off of cellphone business guesswork.