Windows 8 is planned to unify Windows experience on Tablets, phones and desktop, however what was not known so far is bringing the same platform capabilities, technologies across alldevices. For instance, the Desktop may support full browsing standards however the phone browser would be restricted in several ways, This is about to change in upcoming years,s tarting with Windows 8, and windows 9 would become even more seamless.
Microsoft would eventually create a “single ecosystem” for PCs, phones, tablets, and even the TV. “You can have full PC compute power available in whatever form factor you like,” said Lees. What was also talked about was the Windows on ARM demo motherboards that were smaller than mobile phones. “We won’t have an ecosystem for PCs, and one for phones, and one for tablets — they’ll all come together.” Microsoft intends to deliver “coherence and consistency” across different devices, “particularly with Xbox,” and that the goal isn’t just to share UI, but also core technologies like Internet Explorer.
In next 4 years, Microsoft will harmonize Windows for PCs, Windows Phone, Xbox — a timeframe that perfectly lines up with both the end of the Xbox 360′s 10-year lifecycle and the end of Windows 8′s expected three-year run. That would mean Microsoft’s next next OS (Windows 9) would run on PCs, tablets, phones,and the next-gen Xbox around 2015 / 2016. Yes, it sounds crazy,
What gets even more interesting is that fact that Microsoft is even considering ditching the trademark “Windows”, more than obvious, that would be a big step.
Looks like a great strategy, but having a single OS and UI paradigm across multiple devices and screens is also more or less a return to the vision Microsoft threw out when it tossed Windows Mobile, if you think about it. But later they realized “the phone is not a PC,” but now that hardware and SoC are more powerful, it makes sense to have it again.