Microsoft has finally announced its first windows phone with Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft has officially removed the wraps from the Operating System. It is the Operating System which is formerly known as Apollo. It’s now just Windows Phone 8 and, at their ”sneak peek” event we are learning a lot of good things about that Operating System, and it also has many new and innovative applications and hardware support that it offers. But this feature is not present in any other windows phone. That back and forth about upgrade paths has been proven to be incorrect, as the hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8 preclude its running on any current Windows Phone device and even that hot blue Lumia 900 you got for a steal. Microsoft has announced this phone just in 2 days after announcing its surface tablet. It has many new features which will attract you a lot for some purpose.
Windows Phone 8 Start screen
Everyone who wants to have this amazing phone must know that what are those hardware requirements? All these hardware requirements are given in full detail here: some multi-core processors of up to 64 are now allowable within the windows phone 8; it has the ability of displaying up to WXGA (1280 x 768) and external storage on SD. These new hardware’s are better and faster that will enable all new and faster games and it also allows all the other demanding apps which are introduced in any phone for the very first time, can be written in native code. (Means in C language or in C++ language, which at least lets developers, get out of CLR land.) All this will run on a kernel shared with Windows 8 and Windows RT. In other words: yes, Microsoft has managed to get one platform running on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones, the idea being that apps can be more easily ported from one to the next, promising “games we’ve never seen before” running on your phones.
Windows Phone 8 NFC
There is also new wallet functionality all with the NFC support but this feature is dependent on an enlarged SIM, not hardware on the phone itself. It means that now carriers don’t have to remove apps (as we have seen with Google Wallet in the past). But the carriers are allowed to block their support on the whole. The amazing application of “Nokia Maps” is now available as a built in app into the OS, and now it has included the offline map support in the Nokia Maps app.
It’s all set to arrive this fall, which just so happens to be when Windows 8 (and those fancy new Surface tablets) will start shipping, too. If any one of you is looking for a mobile which will be having features of iOS or Android, Windows phone 8 won’t be able to do this for you. But it is a good deal of having windows phone 8 with you depending on how popular the heavy integration with Windows 8/RT and the Xbox is, we could be looking at a three-horse race. There’s also encryption and secure booting integrated. The one thing I should note with caution is, we have yet to see a partner WP8 device yet and Hardware is a good part of the equation when it comes to phones.