Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 officially this morning in San Francisco. At the event, the giant raised the curtain from its upcoming mobile operating system claiming as the most advanced mobile OS from Microsoft.
The biggest changes in Windows Phone 8 is transition to NT kernel; it is built up on the same core technologies that power Windows 8 and delivers a new wave of features for consumers, developers and businesses.
Windows Phone 8 will also feature a new Start Screen reinvented from Windows 8, providing more personal feel and customization with new palette of theme colors and three sizes of Live Tiles.
Have a look over the new feature that will be available on Windows Phone 8
Multi-core processor support – Windows Phone was a slick OS that ran smoothly on handsets with a single processor. The latest OS now features multi-core support with Belfoire claiming that they’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
Bigger, sharper screens – Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions—1280×768 and 1280×720, making it compatible with new handsets that will feature high-definition 720p displays.
More flexible storage – Windows Phone 8 supports removable MicroSD cards, so users can stuff their phone with extra photos, music, and whatever else is important and then easily move it all onto their PC.
NFC wireless sharing – In Windows Phone 8, NFC helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier. One can achieve this by tapping their phone on another NFC-equipped device.
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. Microsoft claims that 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 things. It can keep debit and credit cards, coupons, boarding passes and other important info right at one’s fingertips. And when paired with a secure SIM from your carrier, users 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. This 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.
Improved apps and games – Microsoft states that basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of amazing apps and especially games.
Microsoft yet to set the release date for Windows Phone 8, though the company confirmed the new devices equipped with Windows Phone 8 Operating System will come later this year.
Apart from all – there is a bad news for Windows Phone 7 users because they won’t be getting Windows Phone 8, but will receive an update with selective features from 8.