Yesterday it was presented the new version of Windows Phone, ‘Windows Phone 8’. It has been more of an evolution than a revolution, with respect to what was the previous version.
As main novelty is that the operating system kernel is the same as that of his older brother, Windows 8.
- This means that is multi.core processors capable.
- Ability to generate native ‘C++’ code (which can carry really cool games)
- Three screen sizes: The current 800×480, 1280×720, 1280×768.
- Finally allows the use of MicroSD cards on a removable way, I mean, you can store your music, videos, etc. and can take it to another device without being a problem (unlike it was before)
- Internet Explorer 10 are equal in both, the mobile and the tablet. Apparently it greatly improves the runtime java script and execution of HTML5
- Bing maps will offer information from Nokia and use NAVTEQ maps. It also comes with the ‘step by step’ navigation application out-of-the-box (previously only available to customers of Nokia and its Lumia models)
- NFC technology support. Microsoft pretends us to pay with our mobile devices. We will have to take a look at how it is implemented out of USA.
- Other major improvements are targeted to businesses.
- Full phone encryption that can be remotely managed by domain administrators (I suppose using tools like SCOM)
- Company Hub, every company will be able to manage their own ‘marketplace’ to publish privately their internal applications.
The new Home screen
At first glance, the Windows Phone 8 home screen no longer has the black stripe on the left. Also appreciate that the tiles have different sizes, specifically three:
- medium (same as today)
- large (which are elongated and provides contextual information about the application).
And what about actual Windows Phones?
Essentially, nothing because they are not Windows Phone 8 actualizable… Ha!!!
But Microsoft is going to release a new Windows Phone 7 version for all those terminals, Windows Phone 7.8 (What a waste of originality, LOL!) that will include the same functionalities and aspect of Windows Phone 8 and which technically can be applied on current terminals.
So more or less it is similar to having a Windows Phone 8, but without multi.core support, native code, NFC, removable microSD (all these shortcommings are logic… where there is nothing, nothing can be obtained).