Windows 8 Release Preview: The news at a Glance
Well, after three months, Microsoft offers the possibility to download the Preview Release, the latest pre-release version of the final operating system. I know, dear reader, surely you want to try but do not know if it’s worth.
First of all, we must say that the stability of the system and greatly improved the speed, feeling as if it were an end OS. In the interface Metro, came new members and functions that we will detail below:
As its name implies, here you will find information related to international sport. You can find your favorite football team and get information on the current classification, current points, final results of the meetings, leading players, team statistics, box players, etc..
And not only find Football here, you will also have information on the Formula 1, NBA, Golf, among others.
In this new section you will find information on places to go. Find information about tourist attractions, overlooking panoramic photos up to 360 degrees, a map, type of currency used, the current climate, hotels, restaurants and direct access to all current information from the local airport, allowing you to see the states current flights.
This application also received a small update chart to get a better interface and easier to use. The changes basically consist of changes of buttons, removed the search bar that was on the top, the maps had a slight improvement, the zoom works smoothly, among other changes.
The Windows Application Store now has more apps and better content. For example, we can now download for free the famous TuneIn application to listen to thousands of online radio is even able to know your current location to show you a list of local online radios.
We also have an application to manage your Twitter account called Tweetro, which enables you to watch your mentions, direct messages, view and edit your profile, send a tweet, mention someone, follow or stop following someone, among other functions. The client is very complete but unfortunately does not have an automatic update of the Timeline and Windows does not send notifications when we receive mentions or direct messages. That if we remember that it is a Beta application and perhaps integrate these functions demand more in the future.
You’ll also find other local applications, games, multimedia, news, health, books, sports, music and video, etc.. The interface is kept to what we saw in the first version of Windows 8.
Internet Explorer interface 10 with Metro
The familiar Internet Explorer interface 10 with Metro already had the opportunity to meet him in the previous version of Windows 8, but then was not compatible with Adoble Flash Player. But now in the Release Preview can view Flash videos without any problem, and have fixed several bugs and added new animations.
Email notifications now
Windows 8 features an email client, which lets you synchronize your Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!, among others. In the previous version, Windows did not allow a notice to appear upon receiving an email. Well that is now resolved and notifications are automatically displayed in the upper right, allowing the possibility to click on it to see the email access received.
And those are some of the most outstanding developments in this new version of Windows 8 Release Preview. I insist that performance significantly improved and several bugs have been fixed.
And you’ve tried Windows 8 Preview Release? Tell us what you think of this update.
Link: Windows 8 Preview Release (Microsoft)Tags: Beta, First Sight, Microsoft, preview release, Windows 8