Although Android tablets have been gaining increasing market share, they are still not as popular as the iPad, could Microsoft challenge the tablet market with their new OS Windows 8? It certainly looks very likely, Microsoft have always had success with successive operating systems after a major revamp, take Windows Vista and Windows 7 as an example, the latter builds on the success or rather the failure of the previous OS.
Windows 8 looks to establish itself as the OS of choice for tablets by building on the success and refined touch interface that was first introduced in Windows Phone, a successor to the Windows Mobile.
Just like the iPod and iPhone when they were first introduced, there were many that were skeptical about the user interface but nowadays it is not uncommon to see a Windows user with an iPad.
The Metro user interface seen in Windows Phone is now getting more coverage and establishing itself as an alternative touch interface to the likes of iOS used in iPhones and iPads.
Microsoft have partnered with Samsung to build their Windows tablet, this is a wise move as Samsung have shown to be capable of producing lightweight ultra portable laptops devices for the Windows OS in the past.
Let's look forward to the release of the Windows 8 tablet...