First of all, it will unite its operating systems across all of its devices. The Windows 8 running on PCs and tablets will be identical. Although Microsoft has been tight-lipped about their mobile platform, it is most likely that Windows 8 will roll out to smartphones as well.
Secondly, Windows 8 will support ARM hardware, which is the most popular chipset in mobile. With ARM support, expect more Windows 8-running tablets and smartphones with ARM processors packed under the hood.
Third, it is lightning fast. It boots in a mere 8 seconds. Furthermore, it will also work on legacy devices.
Fourth, multi-tasking is taken to whole new heights. It will allow you to run as much as two apps simultaneously on the screen. Not even the iOS allows you to do this.
Fifth, it will offer a better app offering. Like Windows 7 apps, it will allow you to try out apps first before deciding to buy them. However, the best thing about Windows 8’s apps is that they can run on PCs, tablets, and phones. You no longer need to choose an app appropriate to your specific Windows-powered device. They will run across devices.
Sixth, it will allow you to enjoy more from connected standby. The iOS 5 will allow you to enjoy more from push notifications and multi-tasking. Windows 8 is a platform that can function for prolonged durations of time, without using much power. While on standby, apps will continue to function. Once you get up in the morning, all the updates will be ready and updated.
Seventh, it will have the best file system around. Apple’s file system is easy to use for iOS users. However, PC users trying to copy files from an iPad will have a difficult time. Android’s file system is better, but extremely hard to use. Windows 8’s file system will be right in the middle. It will be extremely easy and simple to use.
With all of these advancements in technology, we won’t be surprised if Windows 8 gives the iOS and Android a run for its money.