Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8 today. Here is a concise list of what’s new on the platform:
– shared core with Windows 8, bringing it a unified platform with the PC platform
– support for multi-core processors
– support for higher display resolutions: 1280×720 and 1280×768.
– support for removable storage e.g. MicroSD cards
– Internet Explorer 10, sharing features with IE 10 on desktop
– support for native code apps written in C and C++
– support for NFC plus Wallet
– Nokia Mapping replaces Bing
– variable Live tiles – sizes can be changed by user
– improved multitasking, allowing apps to run in the background, including VOIP and video chat apps
– voice assistant like Apple’s Siri
– Windows Phone 8 updates will be over-the-air (OTA) only
That’s the brief wrap-up. Windows Phone certainly becomes more versatile with version 8. What are your thoughts?
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