The introduction of Windows Phone 8 “Apollo” was expected for a long time and finally Microsoft unveiled the new version of its mobile operating system. The glossy edition of the software includes several new features that are rumored for months.
The first thing to note is that some code in Windows Phone 8 is the same as Windows 8 , which means that developers can create applications for both platforms more easily. They will also have the option to move their apps from one OS to another, creating a much stronger ecosystem.
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Another novelty is the inclusion of support for multicore processors. Microsoft initially plans to focus on optimizing battery life and performance in dual core hardware devices. Windows Phone 8 also allow the installation of removable microSD memory and the use of three screen resolutions: 800 × 480, 1280 and 1280 × 720 × 768 pixels.
The new version of mobile OS will support NFC payments technology, with BitLocker encryption. But the latter is available only for the business sector. Also the inclusion of Nokia Maps and adopting a new home screen, which offer greater customization options and space.
But unfortunately not all is good. The fear of many users finally came true: The Windows Phone smartphones available already in the market can not upgrade to Windows Phone 8, even Lumia models 800 and 900 of Nokia will not be able to upgrade.
To “compensate” the teams that currently use Windows Phone 7.5 will be brought to Windows Phone 7.8. What this update will include? is The new home screen and general optimizations, but not much else. Those wishing to thoroughly test the new Windows Phone 8 will be required to purchase a new phone. So i’ll be buying a new windows phone soon and will have to say bye bye to my Samsune Omnia W. lets hope for the best and think if Microsoft comes up with some solution for both old and new user of windows phone 7