Windows Phone 8 Mobile OS
Microsoft, today, introduced its latest and next generation smartphone operating system, the Windows Phone 8. The company called today’s event its Windows Phone 8 platform preview, offering developers and the general public a first look at the next major Windows Phone release, which will launch this fall.
Codenamed “Apollo,” the Windows Phone 8 brings the platform in line with other mobile OSes by adding support for muti-core processors (up to 64), displays up to WXGA (1280 x 768), and external storage on SD, and newer wireless technologies like near field communication (NFC). NFC support opens the door for mobile payments, of course, and Microsoft is way ahead of you.
The WP8 will also support offline viewing of maps, just like Google’s.
Windows Phone 8 now shares the kernel, drivers, security, graphics and more with Windows 8. With it, devs for either OS can easily port their work to the other platform.
Microsoft confirmed that all Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” apps will run on Windows Phone 8, as will older live tiles.
The Windows Phone 8 will launch with Internet Explorer 10 preinstalled, which borrows a lot of pieces from its desktop counterpart, making it easier for developers to write programs for different types of devices.
Microsoft also confirmed Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei would all be making devices powered by the system upgrade. So stay tuned with us for more on the matter, we’ll keep you guys updated.
Update: Recently the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone smartphone saw running Windows Phone 7.8.