Win8 Metro Testbed

Win8 Metro Testbed

500 - 1,000 downloads

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No need to spend over $1,000 to buy a Win 7 tablet in order to try out the Win 8 Metro touch experience, Splashtop is the ONLY app that allows you to experience the TRUE Windows 8 Metro UI on your Android tablet and iPad.

Please Note:
#. A PC installed with Windows 8 Release Preview is required.
#. Please visit to download the streamer and install on your computer.

★★★★★ CNET -- "I also gained a new perspective on Windows 8 as a touch-screen OS.... Windows 8 developers and other users who want to try out Microsoft's new OS on their iPads should give this app a spin."
★★★★★ PC Magazine Editor's Choice --"It's also the only app of its kind currently out there that lets you simulate Windows 8 gestures on the iPad."
★★★★★ Byte -- "if you write Windows software and you have an iPad, there's probably no reason not to get this Splashtop app."
★★★★★ Engadget -- "It seems that a good amount of effort went into this application, which offers the same swipe capabilities that will be available on a native system."
★★★★★ Time -- "I’m satisfied with the app, which provides a good sense of what it feels like to use a Windows 8 tablet."

Now with Splashtop, you can enjoy native Win 8 Metro touch gestures:
- Swipe from the right for the Charms menu
- Swipe from the left to switch apps
- Pull down from the top to close the app
- Swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side-by-side
- Pinch to do Semantic Zoom
- And many more gestures for you to explore!

If you are a new tech enthusiast, this app is the easiest way to try out the latest Windows platform. You can even make your own YouTube video to share your Win 8 Metro experience with the world.
If you are curious about how Win 8 Metro works, don’t just read the blogs. Try it! Be the first among your friends to showcase the Win 8 Metro UI.
If you are an app developer, this is a must-have app.

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Recently changed in this version

-Performance improvement

Comments and ratings for Win8 Metro Testbed
  • (51 stars)

    by Travis Jones on 19/01/2013

    I'm only rating 3 stars because it is not compatible with the nexus 7! I don't have access to the tablet I purchased it for. I want a refund! :-\

  • (51 stars)

    by A Google User on 27/11/2012

    Love using this app to switch my xoom into a windows 8 tablet at home with access to everything on my desktop! Only problem is the touch screen keyboard on windows 8 is randomly way too small. Everytime i restart windows its totally random but probably mo

  • (51 stars)

    by joe on 13/09/2012

    idk how all of you are having so many problems with this. in my case, this is like splashtopHD, but with gesture support in windows 8. I am in the same boat as wishing for a universal "splashtop" app that includes the functionality of all the splashtop

  • (51 stars)

    by Jeff on 10/09/2012

    I too started getting a black screen, all you have to do is change the resolution setting on the tablet you're using to "best fit for this device", and it works fine. Be advised that this changes the resolution of your pc screen to match your tablet so yo

  • (51 stars)

    by Nicolas on 08/09/2012

    I'm using Splashtop 2 HD with my Win7 PCs and I'm extremely pleased with this app but recently I installed Win8 RC on one of my PC and I got curious with this Splashtop Win8 metro testbed...Well turns out that this app is simply amazing when you connect t

  • (51 stars)

    by GreNME on 06/07/2012

    This app does nothing like what they show in the video. you interact with Win 8 with a mouse pointer just like you are forced to installing it on regular hardware. There is no way to work with Windows 8 in any way that is like a touchscreen UNLESS YOU INS

  • (51 stars)

    by Pheonix on 29/06/2012

    On all demo and screenshots appears that its just the tablet. But need a PC running Win 8.