Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 8 that it is the most advanced Smartphone in the market having Windows 8 support. In an official blog spot, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore says, “Many of Windows Phone 8’s new capabilities come from a surprising source: Windows, the most successful and powerful operating system on the planet, and one used by more than a billion people.”
Microsoft has Unveils its New Operating System For Mobile Phones,Windows Phone 8. Codenamed “Apollo,”at its Windows Phone Summit event in San Francisco. According to The Windows Makers,The New Windows Phone 8 will be designed on the same architecture as Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems.
Some features of the Windows Phone 8 are given as follows:
1. New Start Screen
With Windows Phone 8 you can customize your start screen to have your own colors in the tiles. It has become more personalized by providing a interactive interface for users. Size of the tiles can also be changed as to what you prefer to have large sized.
2. Big, Clear and Sharp Display
Windows Phone 8 sport a good large enough screen, equipped with ample amount of sharpness and clarity of the display as never before. The new OS will support two new screen resolutions; 1280×768 and 1280×720 and will also be capable of showing high-definition 720 videos. The new OS has opened a new door to make amazing new handsets which we expect to be better than Android based smartphones and iPhones.
3. Expandability of Storage
Windows Phone 7 did not managed to get removable or expandable memory, but Windows Phone 8 did managed to get it. Now microSD card can be used to expand the memory of the Phone as and when needed to store music, videos, streamed stuff over the internet, document files, and many more things.
4. Multi-Core Processor Support
The Windows Phone 8 will be using the same processor that will be used by its new upcoming tablets. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are compatible with one another, that means app from one can be installed and executed onto other easily. This will unleash a new wave of amazing apps and especially games, just like the developers for Apple does- the same app will be used for iPhone and iPad.
5. NFC Wiireless Sharing
To share the stuff like – music, videos, documents, games, etc by just tapping then NFC helps you to do it on the movement of your finger, only the requirement is that the other phone should also be NFC enabled device. There are NFC enabled smartphones in the market they are – HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III.
6. Windows Phone Wallet
With Wallet app the users of Windows Phone 8 goes to another edge of the technology, as it provides great deals for the customers to store their credentials for cards such as credit/debit cards, atm cards, and many more. Furthermore, the app provides payment facility from NFC at your smartphone to just tap the mobile near the NFC enabled counter to pay the bill for shopping when paired with your carrier to avail the facility.
7. Internet Explorer 10
Windows Phone 8 are to be sported with Internet Explorer 10 and that is obvious, Internet Explorer 10 is the most latest browser of IE series that is also redesigned for Windows Phone 8 to suit better and give faster speed, enabling more security while surfing, anti-phishing features and attain awesome performance to the users of Windows Phone 8. The same Internet browser is equipped in Windows PC and tablets.
8. Navigating Maps and Directions
Maps are primary workplace for Google and Nokia to provide detailed maps to the users of their devices and services. Maps helps to provide turn by turn destination and path. Windows Phone 8 helps to save the map path or small amount of map description offline, so that users can gain access to the part they searched without indulging in any session to be created for Internet connection.
The new Operating System by Microsoft supports encryption, secure boot and device management, and it includes mobile versions of Microsoft’s popular Office apps.