After the announcement of hitting the 100.000 application barrier for Windows phone OS, Today Microsoft officially announced to the world the new Microsoft Windows phone 8, after a long waiting and lot of leaks, rumors and details, the new mobile OS see the lights.
Microsoft set the base Windows NT kernel of Windows phone 8 to be the same as on the Windows 8, to make it easy for developer to boost applications creation for Windows phone 8 and make any application compatible with both version, for WP 7 users, they will not be able to upgrade their smartphones to the latest WP 8, they will only receive an update to the WP 7.8, at least they have the 8 number.
The animation, design, performance seems to achieve a nice milestone compared with the direct competitor Google Android OS, currently WP 8 is supposed to come with the Nokia Lumia 900 series which feature an 1.5Ghz CPU and 512 of memory RAM, check out the video demonstration bellow.
Key features of Microsoft Windows phone 8:
Multi-core processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones with a single processor. But piggybacking on the Windows core provides support for multiple cores—so we’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
Bigger, sharper screens: Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions—1280x768 and 1280x720, opening the door to amazing new handsets with high-definition 720p displays.
More flexible storage: Windows Phone 8 supports removable MicroSD cards, so you can stuff your phone with extra photos, music, and whatever else is important to you, and then easily move it all onto your PC.
NFC wireless sharing: If you haven’t heard the term “NFC” yet, I’m betting you soon will. This emerging wireless technology lets phones share things over short distances. In Windows Phone 8, it helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier—just tap your phone another NFC-equipped device. How cool is that?
Internet Explorer 10: The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that’s headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
Wallet: Windows Phone 8’s new digital Wallet feature does two great things. It can keep debit and credit cards, coupons, boarding passes, and other important info right at your fingertips. And when paired with a secure SIM from your carrier, you can also pay for things with a tap of your phone at compatible checkout counters.
Better maps and directions: Windows Phone 8 builds in Nokia mapping as part of the platform. Our partnership will provide more detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries, plus the ability to store maps offline on your phone so you can work with maps without a data connection.
Cooler apps and games: Basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of amazing apps and especially games, for reasons I’ll touch on in a moment.
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