UI Centric had added one more reason to look forward to a Windows 7 tablet – the Macallan UI which is a software that was being designed to cover up some of the shortcomings of the Windows 7 operating system in a touchscreen environment. The purpose of Macallan UI was to make the Windows 7 OS behave more like the Windows Phone 7, or maybe even the Zune media software interface.
In fact, what has made the Macallan UI so endearing is the menu options that it includes on one side of the display and which allows for choosing either internet, music, applications, or any other features. The Macallan UI also includes large prominent icons that depicted items in every category. Another unique aspect of the Macallan UI is its design goal – to develop an interface that is meant to respond to finger gestures rather than a keyboard or a mouse. Macallan also included a large keyboard that made up the bottom of the display.
However, all of that can no longer be associated with a Windows 7 tablet if the recent announcement from UI Centric is to be believed who have made it clear the Macallan project is done for good. The company though has stated they have something new to reveal soon though it remains to be seen if there will be something to cheer up Windows 7 tablet fans.
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