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Probably ever since the first Windows tablet was released we smiled thinking of the portable productivity reborn from its own ashes.
After the fierce reign of Apple’s iPad, and the quick evolution of Android tablets which have become the overnight partners of millions of users, we would expect the powerful Microsoft to step into this niche with something that will change everything: powerful tablets, pocket desktops able to run any app same as laptops or ultrabooks, which couldn’t cope anymore.
The power of these tablets showed the masses of fascinated users through the Surface Pro model, a powerful device of top performance but the price exceeded an average income for such a purchase. We want something cheaper…
This is how Microsoft Surface RT and the whole suite of tablets from Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, etc. came to be, carrying their outstanding Windows OS and promising a new era of tablets. The tablets came with Windows 8 RT, a dedicated version that works effectively on the not so advanced framework of these tablets (ARM CPUs).
But it isn’t the same…
Being accustomed to the desktop use of Windows 8, and amazed by the new Metro experience available on any device, we believed that Windows RT will behave the same. We were so wrong…
Going for “all or nothing” Windows gave birth to an operating system which unfortunately doesn’t fit any category.
It looks like Windows 8 but cannot run the same apps. We were really disappointed when we tried running Google Earth and we were silenced by the impossibility of the task . No desktop apps , and only a few available on the market ..There’s no point in talking about the other apps.
Besides the shortcomings of this operating system we were shocked to see that most tablets running Windows 8 RT lack data traffic SIM slots (3G or 4G). If you remember this was a feature which was present even on the low-cost netbooks, and yet Microsoft mentioned portable productivity on a tablet which cannot even connect to a 3G network via its own software.
If we come it for example with a Windows Phone the difference is obvious, as with the Windows Phone , Microsoft did a great job managing to release a very good, fully functional product. It is a perfect competitor for iPhone and Android smartphones .
With some of their tablet Microsoft made a poor choice..
Attempting unity the developer produced a schism: desktop users asks themselves what part does Metro UI play on the home unit, while Windows RT tablet users are wondering where is the productivity promised and why they can’t run their favorite apps from their laptop and home PC .
Their failure is obvious in the sales numbers as well. According to sources from the industry, Surface is sinking deeper and deeper and Microsoft admits it’s failure and gives up.
If you already own a Windows RT tablet you’ve probably given up as well. Now all that we can do is wait for an able Windows for any tablet, one that molds itself on any device even if not in the same shape. We are waiting for a Windows tablet that can do everything you can do on a Windows computer and that doesn’t cost a fortune.