Problems about Wi-Fi and other issues grips Microsoft surface users

The Microsoft surface tablet that was launched with much fanfare  during the month of June by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event at Milk Studios is now drawing flack with some users complaining about Wi-Fi connectivity issues that are preventing them from getting on to internet. The first complaints appeared within two days of Microsoft shipping the tablet on October 25. Some users had posted complaints on the Microsoft’s Surface support forum stating that the wireless option showed “limited” connection and rebooting the tablet had temporarily resolved the problem.

Some users even thought that the problem could be with their wireless router instead of the tablet, but the connectivity problems appeared to be consistent across different router brands. Other users complained that the problem was happening with their Surface tablet only and not with other wireless devices. Microsoft declined to comment immediately on the issue.

According to Zeus Kerravala – founder and principal at ZK Research, the problem may be due to software issue caused by buggy code or it may be due to a driver conflict. Kerravala opines that limited connectivity was a problem with older Windows laptops resulting from conflicting Wi-Fi drivers. Microsoft is now required to patch the Windows RT OS on the surface tablet.

Get ready for jelly bean

This is the age of notebooks and tablets and every few days we get to see a new version of a notebook or a tablet being launched into the market. It’s sort of a race between varied companies who manufacture these products and they come up with new and varied designs and try to lure in as much people as they can. There is a kind of rage about these products in the market and many people look forward to their favorite brand of manufacturers to launch a product according to their likes and preferences.

The latest update is that Google has launched a new tablet named  Nexus 7 which is powered by the latest android 4.1(jelly bean) operating system. This attempt of the search titan is to make a mark in the already crowded market of tablets and notebooks which is currently being dominated by the giant of technology, Apple. Majority of the people are aware of the operating systems being upgraded from the time they were launched in 2007. The interesting thing that one has to notice here is that these operating system versions are moving up not only in the technology but also in the alphabetical order. The latest name of the operating system which powers the Google’s Nexus 7 is ‘Jelly bean’ which was preceded by ‘ice cream sandwich’ operating system.

iPad – the third coming

Consumers are soon to be treated to a third helping of the iPad tablet. Apple execs unveiled the new HD empowered iPad Tablet at an event in California on Wednesday. This iPad tablet has a stunning new display which Apple says has more pixels than those of your HDTV with its 1080p.

The overall look of the new iPad Tablet will remain the same, with a 9.7 inch screen it will be 9.4mm thick and weigh 1.5 pounds. In addition to an extremely high resolution screen this version of the iPad uses the LTE network for 4G wireless connectivity which means that it cruise the internet at higher speeds from wireless providers like AT&T and Verizon. Also it has a more powerful processor in its A5X chip, where the X is short for the quad core graphics power built into the processor.


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