21 Jun '12, 2am

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8

Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 at the Windows Phone Developer Summit. Before I start, existing Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) users will not be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 due to hardware differences and hence they will be getting a minor update dub Windows Phone 7.8 in a few weeks time that bring some changes to the start screen for existing users. Windows 8 Start Screen My summary of Windows Phone 8 from the summit: Hardware Windows Core – WP8 will share the same Windows Core as Windows 8 Supports Multiple Cores – Supports dual-core, quad-core, octo-core and in theory up to 64-cores 3 Screen Resolutions Only – WGA (800×480 15:9), WXGA (1280×768 15:9) and 720p (1280×720 16:9) MicroSD Support – You can store music, photos, videos and even install apps onto it Native Code (Games) – Common gaming platform based on DirectX NFC – Sharing content (t...

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