Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8 For Release This Fall

Microsoft has officially announced the release of its latest Windows Phone 8 operating system, which means that the formerly known Apollo OS now has an official name. The recent sneak peek event by Microsoft unveiled a lot of details regarding their latest OS. The hardware specifications for Windows Phone 8 appear to be quite impressive; however this also means that WP7 will now be scrapped. Furthermore, if you own a Windows Phone 7 device, then you won’t be getting any for WP8.

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Hardware Specifications for Windows Phone 8

WP8 has a multi-core processor, displays of WXGA (1280 x 768) and of course it offers external storage on SD. The new hardware is expected to provide a better gaming experience, as well as better performance for apps. WP8 will share its Kernel with the Windows 8 operating system, which means that Microsoft has successfully managed to make one platform (i.e. Windows 8) run on laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones. This might also mean that we will be able to run PC games on  mobile device, which can revolutionize mobile gaming.

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WP8 is also coming up with a wallet functionality which has been made possible due to NFC support. The users will require having a SIM that can match the needs for this functionality. This way they can avoid relying on apps which has been an issue in Android devices. Furthermore, Microsoft is also offering extra security for enterprise users by enabling administrators to manage apps on corporate mobile phones. Perhaps one of the best features to be expected by business professionals this fall from WP8 is its encryption and secure booting mechanism.

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After facing tough competition from Android and iOS devices it is likely that Microsoft’s latest attempt may be a step in the right direction. Let’s hope that Microsoft has finally learned some lessons from its failed WP7 devices and is ready to take on the challenge from Google and Apple to produce a high quality phone, with a lag free experience.