Despite the fact that Windows 8 has already received a lot of poking at the back of the critics, bloggers and journalists, the ability of the OS and its followers Windows 8.1 or Windows Blue, are largely underestimated.
Such a conclusion was Justin Angel, a former programmer and Nokia is one of the founders of the platform Silverlight. Angel says that now he has no relation with Nokia, nor Microsoft, so it can take an objective look on Windows.
According to him, in a future update Windows 8.1 API-announced new features that point to the support of a number of very promising technologies at the core of the operating system. Angel says that even though the corporation has not yet published a full list of new features Windows 8.1, and is unlikely to do so in the next 2-3 months, he already found in the materials indicate API to support such technology in 8.1, support screens as 4K (Ultra- HD), Skype video calls on the OS level, working with photos in a wide dynamic range (HDR), an improved multi-screen video format and much more.
The report developer says that he analyzed the API from the previously leaked to the internet beta Windows 8.1 (build 9385), which was collected in early May.
Microsoft has not officially informed about the possibility of the operating system Windows 8.1 and does not comment bloggers. According to the press service of the company, the latest beta of the operating system was provided by the official testers for the last time Microsoft corporate conference BUILD. Open pre-release version of Windows 8.1 is expected on June 26.
One way or another, but now blogger says that based on his analysis, he can argue that Windows 8.1 is much improved subsystem developers and video monitors. For example, in Windows 8.1 will support output devices with a pixel density of 300 dpi, whereas in Win8, the figure is 240 dpi. Indirectly, it also points to support 4K-video. However, Angel says that to ensure such dpi operating system should run on powerful hardware, and about any tablet support 4K is no speech.
Also, the blogger says that the operating system as a whole will get more opportunities to work with photos, color correction and HDR. At this parameter Windows 8.1 can compete with Mac OS X. Another interesting feature Windows 8.1 is to work with Skype, which penetrate deeper into the core of the OS. Thus, the system will be able to receive calls via Skype, even when the computer is idle, and monitor it paid off to save energy.
Of course, will get the new OS and a broader list of hardware, the new devices, including the exotic – Eye scanners, professional and other peripherals. Separately, the blogger talks about the new program for the scanner: the OS itself can customize your scanned documents, spreadsheets and photos, eliminating the use of these tools and OCR-programs.
Also here there is support for Bluetooth 4.0, and the system supports low-profile version of the protocol for low-power devices, as well as the protocol and profile RfComm GATT Bluetooth.
If a user is going to use Windows 8.1 on a tablet (meaning x86-tablet), this OS was supported by a newfangled features like Geofencing – the ability to run some applications, depending on the user’s location. For example, the card at the exit of the city. Here there was also a new opportunity to work with a calendar through an updated subsystem Appointments Provider.