One Windows For All Devices

Posted on December 18 by

Not so long ago we knew who was who and what is what. The telephones served for making phone calls and had a few more additional functions, the computers were computers and had their own operative systems and we saw tablets only is Sci-Fi movies. But in a couple of decades huge changes have occurred. The telephones became smart, the tablets appeared as a connection between telephones and computers, and computers on the other hand obtained more powerful and optimised operating systems. There were situations on the market when a certain company developed an operating system for a telephone, a different operating system for a tablet and another one for a computer all at the same time. Microsoft is the best example for this situation.

However a short while later they entered the world of mobile computing and their Windows Phone can be seen on Smartphones developed by different manufacturers. There are also their tablets which also use a more or less standard OS (standard meaning that it is compatible with the desktop version) they still have a special OS used only for their tablets. Let’s not forget the most widespread Windows for desktop, lap top devices and also versions for server units and other large systems.

On the other hand the borders between these devices fade away. The telephones have already joined the tablets via special class of devices called phablets (combination of a phone and tablet) who according to their power and options are loser to lap tops – a mobile version of the personal computer whose hardware is even more powerful and closer to what once designated a server. So it would be logical to think about an operating system which will be used by all these devices, from the smallest one to the largest and most powerful one.

Off course that in the development of a universal OS of this type Microsoft leads with its Windows. Its version 8 has already succeeded in joining tablets with personal computer and their mobile version Windows Phone 8 is nearing the desktop version according to power functions and services it offers. By upgrading to 8.1 the supported screen sizes will become higher, and this version will be able to be used on tablet devices up to 10 inches. There is also an announcement that the applications stores (app Store) of Windows and Windows phone will join and experts consider this as the first step toward the final connection of all operating systems in one.

The development of technology is headed in this direction. More and more services are used at a level of services placed in a cloud, whereby the essential programmes are installed and kept locally on a computer. If the unification of these installations succeeds, it will be simpler to create systems created by software and services installed on different devices regardless of their size, performances and purpose. Microsoft has already begun working in that direction. The developers find it easier to translate the already written application into a different Windows platform and although there may not be a single Windows for a system, in the distant future it will be possible and accomplishable.

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