Microsoft is only preparing to launch its first salvo in the tablet market, but that does not mean that the sleeping giant is going to rest on its laurels. Microsoft is already engaged in the development of the next Surface product if one goes by a couple of job postings on Microsoft careers. TechRadar has published a story that states that there are vacancies ranging from mechanical engineers to component specialists and materials experts to driver developers and audio engineers, in addition to industrial designers.
Ever since Microsoft announced a version of Windows 8 on ARM architecture (Windows RT), there has been a lot of confusion over the two separate desktop and metro environments. Weirdly, the two environments even have two different versions of Internet Explorer. What's worse, on Windows RT for ARM chips, Microsoft will not allow third parties to develop applications for the desktop mode. And here is where Mozilla and Google have come out against Microsoft for not allowing desktop versions of their popular web browsers.
When Windows 8 was unveiled we dearly hoped that Microsoft would stop the tradition of presenting an orchestra of Windows versions. But it was just a hope and it will remain that only as today Microsoft announced the different versions of Windows 8.