Windows Phone 8 Unveiled
Three years after launching Windows Phone 7, the Windows Phone team is unveiling their newest addition to their exciting lineup – the Windows Phone 8. With significant platform, partnership and design changes, the Windows Phone 8 is the most sophisticated mobile operating system from Microsoft yet.
While all the features for the Windows 8 have yet to be disclosed fully, the Windows team have made a few telling revelations on what this latest mobile OS from Microsoft has to offer. First off, the technologies that power Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 are essentially the same. This striking compatibility allows Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 to share a common file system and to possess the same web browser, security and networking technologies. A few of the new and impressive capabilities of Windows Phone 8, in a nutshell, include support for multi-core processor, bigger, crisp-sharp screens, expandable storage system, Internet Explorer 10 web browsing, digital wallet, and highly detailed maps and apps. It will also feature the latest NFC wireless sharing technology, which allows for the seamless sharing of files - whether it’s a photo, contact information or Office document - between phones, .
Mobile devices running on the Windows Phone 7.5 OS won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 8, but Microsoft has made sure that the Start screen feature of Windows Phone 8 will be available to all. This is why they are planning to release Windows Phone 7.8 as a way for Windows Phone 7.5 users to update their software once Windows 8 is finally released.
Key partnerships with Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Huawei
During the Windows 8 launching on Wednesday, Microsoft has not disclosed any hardware specifically associated with the new Windows Phone 8 mobile OS, but a few phone makers were already expected to use the software. These include Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Huawei.
via microsoft blog