by Beth Janick, a copywriter with iphonespyapp
Microsoft recently announced its Surface tablet, due in Q4 2012, and users can’t wait for the new gadget. Apple’s iPad ruled the tablet market but many users want something different and new to the eye. Microsoft has exactly that and the success of the tablet is already gauged in the variety of views that are springing up about the tablet and the excitement amongst potential users about this gadget. The only question that remains unanswered concerns the security of this tablet.Microsoft devices have always been liable to external threats. One’s Windows PC or laptop can’t survive without firewalls and anti-virus software’s running around the clock.
Keeping this s in mind, users must think about the security problems potentially affecting in the Surface Tablet.
Apple has a competitive advantage when it comes to security as its operating software isn’t easily targeted by malicious software and hackers so it’s normally secure.
Considering that all iPad’s are unlocked by service providers, only those with false ‘jailbreaks’ are prone to external issues regarding their tablets.
With this in mind, Microsoft has appreciated the potential value of security and has tried to brief its users about the new Tablet.
According to a Microsoft spokesman, there will be two different versions of the Surface tablet.
The first will run on the Windows RT operating system – new software that has taken its idea from the Windows 8 smartphones.
As this is new software it will be difficult to penetrate and could give users this competitive advantage.
Apart from this, the tablet will run on applications that have been adapted from Microsoft’s own ‘Metro’ user interface.
The second version of the Surface tablet will be a more high-end device and will arrive a few months after the launch of the Surface.
This will help Microsoft build a steady consumer base but apart from that, the company will be able to provide the best option to its different income earning users.
Those who like to spend more on gadgets will be happy to wait for the Surface Tablet’s second version.
Another spokesman from Microsoft talked about the seriousness of security issues.
He admitted that Microsoft previously didn’t take its security issues very seriously but as time passes the company has made changes to its operating systems.
Now every Windows based device has its own account lock, Firewalls, Microsoft Security Essentials pre-installed software and- for Windows 7 users, Bitlocker data encryption software.
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet is expected to have the newer and upgraded version of Security Essentials known as Windows Defender in it.
As Microsoft provides the widest scope for the extrication of data, it’s served as an enjoyment hub for hackers and spammers.
Windows Surface Tablet will have the initial interface from Microsoft, hence it could be targeted by such individuals and for that Microsoft would have to raise the bar much higher in terms of security.
Considering people will be paying considerably for the Surface tablet, the least they would expect would be safety and security in their tablet.
Microsoft also aims to make its tablet appeal towards the business and working classes, so if they’re going to store their data and presentations as well as personal and organisational information they need to have the ultimate trust in this gadget.
If Microsoft falters at the basic security level, it will lose its potential customers to future IPad generations.
As they say, the first impression is the last impression.
Microsoft is pushing its limits with the Surface Tablet, trying to bring innovation and creation at an impressive level to its users.
Apart from design and technological innovation, the other main thing that will take the tablet higher would be security.
So let’s hope Microsoft does something about that.
Beth Janick works in the field of spying apps such as iPhone spy software and BlackBerry spyware. She’s from a rare breed of writers that can pick up on technology before it becomes popular. Her readers can rely on her for the hottest news from the spying apps world.