Acer is hopeful about the changes that Microsoft has made to Windows 8 and is optimistic about the upcoming Windows 8.1 update. Windows 8 had a slow start but Acer thinks that Microsoft is on the right way. Microsoft now listens to the feedback of it’s hardware partners, approves a lot of suggestions and implements them during the development process. This would be beneficial to the operating system, according to Acer, a company which outed a lot of criticism on Microsoft’s way of dealing with hardware partners.
“If we talk with Microsoft, our input is important to them,” said Jim Wong Acer’s CEO. “The world is not going to be all touch in the next five years. And although touch offers many opportunities for the PC, the users that don’t need touch need to be considered. That’s a large group of users.”
Tami Reller, director of marketing of Microsoft has confirmed that there were some hickups in the development process of Windows 8 and that the company is working on several changes to the operating system. Although Reller hasn’t mentioned any specifics, it’s likely that Microsoft will use the upcoming Windows 8.1 update to implement more traditional desktop features like the start button.