June 21, 2012
Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8 OS merging together desktop PCs and smartphones
Microsoft’s on the roll these days and has recently stunned the world with the new Surface tablet. The technology giant has gone a step further with the unveiling of its upcoming mobile OS, the Windows 8 platform, designed to help desktop computers and smartphones synchronize better. Also, unlike the Windows Phone 7 OS, the new platform will share the same Windows core and drivers with Windows 8, making connectivity between systems running these two platforms easier. This will enable Windows Phone 8 support for IPv6, better Bluetooth and NFC, a Direct3D graphics core that enables hardware acceleration, and C and C++ in turn making sharing APIs and games easier.
Also, the Windows Phone 8 will include Internet Explorer 10, an anti-phishing filter and better HTML5 support making it a worth-a-wait release indeed.