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Samsung Tablet for Windows 8 Testing ?

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  • Will Samsung or Microsoft be making the Series 7 Windows tablet with 3G, Wi-Fi and the added sensors handed out at Build available for purchase after Build? 

    I think a lot of people who were not at Build but will be trying out Windows 8 Developer Build and later the Windows 8 Beta and RC would find it handy to have that tablet available for early Windows 8 work.

     

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:45 PM

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  • Thank you for your interest in the Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC. The Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC itself will only be available and distributed to developers who are at the //BUILD event.

    Best Regards - Eric

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:32 PM
  • With all due respect, that seems just a little unfair. (Sarcasum meter at 9.9)!   There are a lot of developers and potential developers that were not able to attend BUILD for different reasons, (i.e. sold out, schedule conflicts, new developers, etc.).  Doesn't this give attendees an unfair advantage.  Please reconsider for at least the sake of fairness and goodwill. 
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:29 PM
  • All Windows 8 Tablet PC and Convertible Tablet PCs will have the following sensors: (certified for Windows 8)

    Hardware:

    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • 3D Accelerometer
    • 3D Gyro
    • 3D Magnetometer

    Sensor objects accessible by Windows Runtime clients:

    • Light Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyro
    • Inclinometer
    • Compass
    • Device orientation

    If you want more info, please check out he following session:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/PLAT-781T

    These are all included on the "Samsung Windows Developer Preview" device as well...

    Hope this helps,
    Gavin

     

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:55 PM

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  • Thank you for your interest in the Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC. The Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC itself will only be available and distributed to developers who are at the //BUILD event.

    Best Regards - Eric

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:32 PM
  • With all due respect, that seems just a little unfair. (Sarcasum meter at 9.9)!   There are a lot of developers and potential developers that were not able to attend BUILD for different reasons, (i.e. sold out, schedule conflicts, new developers, etc.).  Doesn't this give attendees an unfair advantage.  Please reconsider for at least the sake of fairness and goodwill. 
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:29 PM
  • I'm actually curious which are the extra sensors that the Samsung Series 7 slate won't have.  I suspect the production version won't have NFC or the gyroscope, but I'm hoping the compass and accelerometer will be present.

     

    It's probably too late in production now, but I'd really just like to see Microsoft suggest to Samsung to include them on all versions of the Series 7, even if people won't be able to do anything with them until Windows 8 is out.  Most likely I'm still buying the Series 7 slate anyway, but I don't really want to be missing out on features like NFC when Windows 8 comes out.


    • Edited by JHoff80 Saturday, September 17, 2011 4:01 PM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 4:00 PM
  • It would seem that it is missing 3G and NFC.  Of course you will want to confirm before making a decision etc...

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:42 PM
  • All Windows 8 Tablet PC and Convertible Tablet PCs will have the following sensors: (certified for Windows 8)

    Hardware:

    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • 3D Accelerometer
    • 3D Gyro
    • 3D Magnetometer

    Sensor objects accessible by Windows Runtime clients:

    • Light Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyro
    • Inclinometer
    • Compass
    • Device orientation

    If you want more info, please check out he following session:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/PLAT-781T

    These are all included on the "Samsung Windows Developer Preview" device as well...

    Hope this helps,
    Gavin

     

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:55 PM
  • All Windows 8 Tablet PC and Convertible Tablet PCs will have the following sensors: (certified for Windows 8)

    Hardware:

    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • 3D Accelerometer
    • 3D Gyro
    • 3D Magnetometer

    Sensor objects accessible by Windows Runtime clients:

    • Light Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyro
    • Inclinometer
    • Compass
    • Device orientation

     


    That's quite a nice list.  While on the subject, is msft putting in restrictions on OEM's in terms of bloatware?  I hate the fact that every time when you buy an OEM laptop or desktop, the first thing you want to do is format the thing and put a fresh windows install on it.  This is actually the reason why I go through the trouble everytime to build my own pc.  It seriously hurts the windows brandname as well. 
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:07 PM