Lenovo: Windows 7 not good for tablets

A top Lenovo executive has claimed that Microsoft's Windows 7 OS is not suitable for use on tablet devices.

Howard Locker, the newly-appointed technology director at Lenovo, said that Windows 7 is stuck in the old mouse-and-keyboard mindset from its PC heritage.

Locker, told PC Mag: "The challenge with Windows 7 is that it's based on the same paradigm as 1985—it's really an interface that's optimized for a mouse and keyboard. It has to be optimized for touch. How do you do that?"

He reckons that for it to be used on tablet devices, Windows 7 needs more innovation and development.

Locker also said that, even though the platform was good for multi-tasking, it is hard on the device's battery life.

Meanwhile, Google's Android device, despite not being as good at multi-tasking, was responsible for enhancing the battery life of the device.

But Lenovo said it would not use Android 2.2 in its tablet PC offerings.

“Lenovo will not introduce Android 2.2 into its tablet computers as the operation system is not suitable to multi-functional tablet computers,” said Rory Read, Lenovo's president.