Mountain Lion Roars This Summer, Blends iOS with Mac OSX

This summer, Apple will release Mountain Lion, an update to Lion, its current Mac OS X platform. Mountain Lion will come one year after Lion and will focus almost exclusively on integrating iOS features, creating a more seamless experience between iMacs and Macbooks and iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

Mountain Lion will add a ton of iOS apps to Mac OSX, including Reminders, Notes, and Game Center. iChat will become Messages and will suport iMessage, which will be integrated with Facetime. This means that Mac users can chat with iOS users, Macbook-to-iPhone, or iPad-to-iMac, etc. And for those who can’t wait until summer, Apple plans to release a beta version this week. See the video below to check out Mountain Lion in action.

There will also be notification center, which will act much like the iOS version, consolidating your many notifications into one beautiful stream. Other updates include Safari improvements, deep Twitter integration, and further iCloud enhancements.

A detailed review of Mountain Lion can be found on Computerworld.