• Splashtop pushed out Win8 Metro Testbed to help you turn your iPad to a Windows 8 tablet

    Posted on April 16th, 2012 David Brooks | No comments

    The long anticipated Windows 8 is coming soon. Along with the new Windows operation system, people are longing for more wonderful Windows 8 tablets, which are expected to possess enough yet high performance features to beat the Apple new iPad. However, to get a Windows 8 tablet, you still need a long time to wait, as the Windows 8 OS is not even out in market. But now, you could have a “Windows 8 tablet” immediately if you’ve got an iPad. Being famous for its remote desktop apps for iOS and Android, the company named Splashtop just made a new $25 app for iPad users to get a taste of Windows 8 tablets. This new app, namely Win8 Metro Testbed, could simulate the Metro UI on Apple’s iPad tablets. Of course, you need to firstly download Windows 8 Consumer Preview and then run it on a PC, and probably a dual boot and install a small streamer file. With these done, install Win8 Metro Testbed on your iPad, and then the app will basically stream Windows 8 to your tablet via Wi-Fi at up to 60 frames per second.

    HTC Windows 8 TabletThe app uses the native touch gestures of Windows 8 tablets, such as swiping from the left to switch apps, swiping to the right to reveal the Charms (options) menu or pull from the top to close an app. Swiping left/right in Internet Explore will move between pages, and when you swipe slowly from the left, the “snapping” feature is enabled, which allows you to run two app side by side.

    Of course, as a simulating tool for Windows 8 tablet, there also exist a few shortcomings in this Splashtop’s Win8 Metro Testbed on the iPad, just like the unsupported camera. But that’s a very little shortcoming. The main drawback is that the desktop display adjusts itself to the native resolution of the iPad 2, 1024 by 768 pixels, the minimum for Metro apps. The resolution doesn’t support snapping apps side by side, unless you configure it as 1366 by 768 pixels, but which will result in black bars across the top and bottom of the screen.

    $25 is not a big deal, but enables you to take a taste ahead of the official release of Windows 8 tablets. Especially for Windows 8 app developers, Splashtop’s Win8 Metro Testbed will probably be more effective to developers who are working on Windows 8 apps and want to test them on a tablet, since they can’t buy an actual Windows 8 one yet.

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