Windows 8 matches Lion with 'Retina' display, adds Xbox Live

Windows 8 matches Lion with 'Retina' display, adds Xbox LiveMicrosoft in sessions and talks following its Windows 8 preview has confirmed that its OS will have very high resolution display support. Developers are being asked to produce 100 percent, 140 percent, and 180 percent resolutions for artwork in anticipation of 250DPI and higher "HD" screens. The hardware itself should arrive within the "next couple of years," Steve Troughton-Smith heard during one session, but the OS had to be ready in advance.

The development would see Microsoft trail Apple in adding support, albeit by about one year. Apple already has anticipatory support for "HiDPI" resolutions like 3840x2400. Both are aiming for a more print-like appearance that makes text easier to read and improves accuracy for photo previews.

Separately, however, Microsoft's Xbox Live programming director Larry Hryb​ confirmed that Windows 8 will represent the first version of the OS with Xbox Live built-in. Although details are vague, it's promised as much more than the Games for Windows initiative. A lone screen cap shows that it will have the tile-based fall 2011 Xbox 360 Dashboard with games, music, social networking, and video as options.

Some questions have been left open, such as cross-platform game compatibility, live TV, and other features that having Xbox Live might allow.

Xbox Live alludes to Windows 8 downplaying the traditional Windows Media Center interface. It may not necessarily replace the old platform completely but will carry significant overlap.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, Xbox 360

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (16)