Microsoft Windows Phone 8 – the to-be upcoming phone from software giant Microsoft, details have been revealed. The phone codename “Apollo” – will be based on the Windows 8 kernel and not on Windows CE are current versions. The company is expecting to have 100,000 Windows Phone 7.5 compatible app available in the market at the time when WP8 make its debut.
A video hosted by senior vice president and Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore, and intended for partners at Nokia, a number of WP8 features and themes have now been revealed. Windows Phone 8 will come with far more hardware choices as of available today – the phone will offer four screen resolutions.
WP8 Key New Features:
- App-to-App communication – Because Windows Phone 8 apps, like Windows 8 apps, are sandboxed from each other, this new system will provide a Windows 8 contracts-like app-to-app communications capabilities.
- Internet Explorer 10 Mobile – Windows Phone 8 will continue to used a highly tuned version of IE which utilizes the latest web technologies.
- Shared components with Windows 8 – The kernel, multi-core processor support, sensor fusion, security model, network, and video and graphics technologies are all coming to Phone from Windows 8.
- Companion experiences with Windows 8 – Microsoft is offering a very similar user experience across phone (Windows Phone 8), PC (Windows 8), and TV (Xbox vNext).
- SkyDrive integration – Microsoft will make your content available on all of its platforms via SkyDrive.
- Skype app – Still a separate but better app and not integrated into OS.
- NFC and Wallet – Windows Phone 8 will allow users to securely pay and share via NFC and manage an integrated Wallet experience.
- Camera improvements – New “lens apps” and a far more powerful camera experience.
- Business features – Windows Phone 8 will include full-device, hardware accelerated encryption with BitLocker and always-on Secure Boot capabilities, just like Windows 8. It will also support additional Exchange ActiveSync policies and System Center configuration settings and inventory capabilities. Businesses will be able to distribute phone apps privately as they can with Windows 8 apps.