Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Apple Mountain Lion Vs Microsoft Windows 8

In February Microsoft's upcoming individual consumers Preview Win8 operating system, Apple also lonely, low-key launch of next-generation operating system, OS X, Mountain Lion developer preview on February 16. Resurgence smoke after a lapse of three years after the dispute between Microsoft and Apple operating systems. And this, whether it is Microsoft or Apple, all without any intent to make its own operating system development, that is, move in one direction.Expressed, Apple is the Mac more like the iPhone as Apple CEO Tim Cook Tim Cook interview. Microsoft, Windows Phone simply merge to into Windows8 operating system. So, in this mobile operating system battle, who would come out on top?

Apple's operating system for mobile road

February 16, Apple officially launched a developer preview version of the Mac operating system OS X, Mountain Lion, and this distance, the Mac operating system Lion released just seven months. Meanwhile, the Apple product marketing Phil Schiller, senior vice president, said in an interview, the official release time for the late summer of this year. Perhaps Apple will once again become the leader.

Integration iOS function, strengthen the i family of interoperable

As early as in the Lion operating system released in July last year on the use of some of the features of iOS such as used in high-end gesture control and the icon grid display so from the iOS. This time, add the action to integrate iOS function amplitude, Apple did not tiptoe's done a lot of major changes.
1. ICloud: Mountain Lion, from the outset with the iCloud, which reset the Mac very convenient, whether it is stored in the iCloud the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch document, you can quick access to the Mac.
2. IMessage: iMessage replace the original iChat by iMessage can at any time from the Mac to send information to the iPhone and the iPad, iPod touch or other Mac.
Remind applications: application to remind the user to follow up the iPhone, iPad, the iPod touch and the latest Mac-Do the best way. The iCloud you can advise and list update to all Mac, the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod touch and PC. Create a reminder, it will automatically update available on the user's Mac. Edit the list of tasks on your Mac can also be automatically updated to the iPhone remind above.
(4) Memorandum of Memorandum of Understanding: the iPhone and the iPad application can be easily allows users to record important information at any time. The iCloud same convenience to users in a timely manner to the memorandum records updated to all devices.Memorandum record of the various forms created on the Mac when the user starts the iPad memorandum application automatically modify a "memorandum of record" in the iPhone also get timely updates in the home Mac.
The gradual integration of these functions, the computer using the Mac user experience will gradually close to the iPhone and the iPad user, so that we can see that the Mac operating system, mobile development is gradually forward.

Mac OS X, the formal OS X

The Mountain Lion operating system's release, we also saw a change that is Mac OS X has officially changed its name to the OS X. While Apple is still in the PR information to said Lion system for Mac OS X, but in the Lion's website introduction page and the Mac, the App Store page, Apple has started using OS X Lion this new name. Of The Verge reported, Apple has officially introduced in the Mountain Lion, product pages and PR information to remove the Mac character.
Lion has been published in July last year, we can see that the Mac OS is gradually soft iOS function, iOS is based on Mac OS X-based systems, there are many similarities between the two, completely remove the Mac character, is not to imply that both eventually be able to converge, to create a truly mobile operating system, it is not known.

Windows 8 mobile development course

The dominance of Windows in the desktop-class operating system on this site, or worry in the present situation, but with the potential from Andrews and iOS, mobile devices, a great alternative to the trend of the PC, Microsoft will have to re- consider their own development strategies. The new launch of Windows 8 Microsoft's high hopes, Microsoft hopes to be able to take this opportunity to restore some status in the mobile platform.

Dominate the "screen" of the world

Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 are two different operating systems, Windows appears, Microsoft directly to the Windows Phone incorporated into the former. In order to create a new generation system, Windows 8 operating system the biggest advantage is you can run on the PC, tablet PCs and smart phones dominate the future of the so-called "screen" (PC, tablet PCs, smart phones, smart TV the world of game consoles, etc.) to give the unified experience of the user to seamlessly switch to accelerate the move of the layout of the operating system.

Metro UI interface

Metro was originally used by the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 interface design language.Windows 8 formally adopted by the Metro style interface specifically designed for touch, important information can be displayed to the user, and the interface supports both a mouse and keyboard, so that Windows 8 build can be applied to the mobile phone and tablet device operation The strategy of the system.

Support for the ARM Windows 8

Apple iOS and Google's Android in the mobile Internet era shine, these two systems are based on the ARM architecture. Microsoft's mobile road also choose to support the ARM architecture, select the front face of competition from other two systems.

Developers: Windows 8 and WP only 10% of the difference

Windows 8 has not yet officially released, Microsoft did not give the exact date, but the big screen "in Microsoft strategy for concern for many developers. Developers will be applied from the Windows Phone ported to Windows 8 on the platform process, only 10% of the difference between Windows 8 and Windows Phone. This will more Windows Phone application developers can easily transition to Windows 8 platform application development.With the ARM platform support for Windows 8 operating system and future trends, the commonality between the PC and mobile products will be more powerful, Microsoft developers are happy to see such a change.

The operating system mobile battle edge?

Although the two companies have released their new version of the operating system, and are mobile on the road has taken a large step, but because of the chosen path difference, policy differences, the two companies in the process and some different.
Apple's new system, Mountain Lion, the Lion on the basis of a larger reform, mainly into the more perfect iOS features to attract users in the Mac operating system, in order to expect Mac users to the Mac the system more user experience with the iPhone, iPad.
CSDN "programmer" editor-in-chief Liu Jiang said: "It seems Apple, iPad , the iPhone is the future, although the Mac but also the development of, but will just add, so focusing on the Mac iOS users better with the integration of cloud the first interface, it is not fusion, but draws in part on at least the medium term, iOS and OS X is not fully integrated plan. "
The other hand, Microsoft's own dominance in the PC market advantage, so in order to avoid weaknesses, "On the one hand, to use their desktop advantage to invade mobile phones and platforms from the desktop; the one hand, to get Windows to modernization (interface, support for ARM The hardware architecture). two have a great risk in the operating system level is basically to use an OS to go-take-all. "Liu Jiang pointed out. This is a completely different with Apple's development path. Right or wrong, I is not good to jump off on the.
No matter who would is unique in the mobile operating system on the road, or is evenly divided, our users, there is a suitable operating system for a better user experience is king. The result of this struggle, we will wait and see.

Windows 8 Developer Preview released download now

Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview released, which the developers to test, develop software with the "preview" version, the main purpose is to other software vendors, developers, test the new version of Windows operating system compatibility new features with a variety of problems with the.
Although the developers, but most people can download the demo take a look.However, this version is a "pre-beta version", of course, inside the function will add or delete, stability and hardware and software compatibility may also not very good, like to try new things, you can download to play play to see.
The current Windows 8 the Developer Preview free download to anyone, there are 64-bit (x64) 32-bit (x86) two versions (file size 6 GB, 2.8 GB), also included versions of development tools.

  • Software Name: Windows Developer Preview (English)

  • Official website:

  • Software Download: 64-bit (x64) , 32-bit (x86) , including development tools, 64-bit (x64) version

  • Part of the new features ... after the launch of the beta or RC introduced it ( see PDF ). 

    Windows 8 Developer Edition Preview Installation 

    Windows 8 Metro Style Start Button First Look

    Android version of Google Chrome launched download Apk File

    Update: Chrome for the Android Beta of APK file download link: only supports Android 4.0 or above systems
    This rumor that Google will launch Android version of Chrome has long been rumored, has finally come true, the Google without warning launch of the Chrome for Android Beta, but Hong Kong can not download, but before the deadline, which the program was added to our 30 minutes, so I can not find outflow of APK install a trial, you can only see the official introduction movie fancies about. The following are the features of the Chrome for Android Beta:
    • Speed ​​up page loads, scroll and zoom speeds
    • Omnibox with powerful real-time search engine
    • Supports the desktop version of the Chrome bookmarks at the same time function
    • Can be opened once the desktop version of Chrome paging
    • Support unlimited paging, can be switched by sliding around the page
    • Built-in the Chrome to Phone feature, a key web pages sent to mobile phones and tablet PCs, and support for offline reading.
    • Can make use of stealth mode to browse the Web, the pages will not display in the browsing history or search history

    The second generation of the Optimus 3D support NFC function, and officially released in Korea

    Optimus 3D second-generation rumors for a long time has finally officially released, Part VI LG's new phone over the past few days. Main uncorrected visual acuity of 3D features Optimus 3D, the Cube has a larger 4.3-inch screen, giving the viewer a broader 3D visual enjoyment.

    Specifications, it is compared to the previous generation has improved, equipped with a faster 1.2GHz dual-core processors, larger capacity 1520mAh battery, thinner 9.6mm fuselage design, the amount of RAM upgraded to 1GB also built the NFC transmission technology, corresponding to the Tag + function. But set the two lenses are still 5 million pixels, support 1080p 3D film, mainly a 3D video editing functions.

    The LG the Optimus 3D the Cube first South Korean telecommunications provider SK Telecom first in the next month on sale, priced at 847,000 won, about HK $ 5,839 is loaded with the launch of the Android 2.3 system, no official Android 4.0 upgrade schedule.

    ViewSonic ViewPad G70 Android 4.0 tablet in the MWC

    According to Pocket-lint the reports, ViewSonic will also be published in the MWC during the new Tablet PC, that the model for the ViewPad the G70. 7-inch 1024 × 600 screen, it will use the Android 4.0 system with a customized interface, but has passed the Google certification, so Google with all the services normally available in the Android Market to expand the flat-panel function, but also pre-loaded with Gmail, Maps, Youtube and other applications.

    It is understood that the ViewPad the G70 launched last year, the ViewPad 7x lighter, the body has a more mainstream interface, including a micro HDMI, micro USB and mini USB, and are equipped with 2 million pixels before and after the lens, in addition to built-in 4GB ROM, and supports microSD expansion. As for other specifications have not yet known, but distance the MWC begin less than a week, we will soon know the full specifications.

    The world's first Tegra 2 with Icera communication chips, the Mimosa X-Post

    The dual-core Tegra 2 last year, successfully entered the smart phone market, but Nvidia has not relaxed, continue to improve its core technology. Recently published by ZTE the Mimosa X is equipped with a new Tegra processor, in particular, is the integration of acquired last year Iceraa modem technology to significantly enhance the rate of data transmission and stability, speed up the connection response, but also have low power consumption features.

    The Mimosa X-equipped with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system has a 4.3 inch qHD resolution (960 × 540) touchscreen, 5 megapixel rear lens and before the hearing lens and built-in 1GB memory and 4GB of memory, scalable up to 32GB. In addition, it also supports HSPA +, 21Mbps, Dolby sound, DLNA and gyroscopes and other functions. Is expected to launch in the mainstream market in the second quarter of this year, also for display during the MWC.

    Samsung has officially released the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2

    MWC2012 the eve of the opening of the major mobile phone manufacturers have a new exposure or publication, as Android mobile phone maker Samsung, how can we be spared, they chose today released two Galaxy family of smart phones Galaxy of Ace with the Mini, from the name you can see they were last year, the Galaxy of Ace and Mini successor, the hardware configuration In addition to the camera, the other a slight increase.

    Galaxy Ace 2: Android 2.3,800 MHz dual-core processor, the PLS 3.8-inch TFT screen (800 × 480), 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 4GB ROM, 768MB of RAM and a 1500mAh battery

    The Galaxy the Mini 2: Android 2.3,800 MHz processor, 3.27-inch screen (480 × 320), 3MP rear camera, 4GB ROM, 512MB of RAM and a 1300 mAh battery

    More detailed specifications to the official website . The Galaxy of Ace 2 and Mini 2 will be launched first in Europe next month, and undetermined price.