This post was last updated on September 20th, 2013 at 08:44 pm
Microsoft has launched its new Windows 8 operating systems and accompanying eco system of Nokia Lumia, Samsung Ativ S and HTC 8S and 8X smart phones. Microsoft hosted its three major partners, Nokia , Samsung and HTC in Sydney Australia, along with smooth Windows Phone 8 handsets that will be in retail stores from this November.
With Windows Phone 8 (WP8), Microsoft has found a way to keep its platform running as efficiently as before. Its necessary to change for the outfit if it hope to be relevant in todays competitive market.
Windows Phone 8 can support anywhere from two cores to 64. Devices running the operating system will start out with dual-core snapdragon S4 processors, Microsoft gives the green light to quad-core chipsets. The first impressions of the Windows Phone 8X definitely continues (and improves) that trend with the new specs.
In Windows Phone 7, only one display resolution was allowed, Now Windows Phone 8 devices can now support one of three options: WXGA (1,280 x 768), 720p (1,280 x 720). This brings WP8’s screens back into the modern age for now. WP8 is off to a good start, but we’re hoping that we’ll see even more options available in the near future.
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With the mysterious exception of the Samsung, Windows Phone 8 fully supports external storage up to SDXC, allowing you to add as much as 64GB in additional memory or expandable storage.
Windows Phone 8 finally brings native support for Near Field Communications. which could open opens up lots of possibilities for both users and developers.
If you have used a Windows Phone before, then you’ll notice that something is different, very different. As you enter the Start screen, a familiar checkerboard-like set of Tiles, its now extends all the way to the right edge of the screen, You also have the opportunity to change the tile size,
his new setup makes your phone even more personal than it was before; we just like that we can add more viewable content to the Start screen, and do so in an efficient, well-organized way.
the biggest facelift in WP8, there are also some important changes to the lock screen that ultimately make it more useful. In WP7, you were allowed to receive details about the next appointment in your calendar, but now you can swap it out for your most recent unread text messages, missed call. or emails. There’s room for five icons, but the major limitation here is that only one of them can be used for notifications from a third-party app. The Notifications on the bottom of the screen are more customizable now, as you can choose which types of notifications you receive and what order you want them in from left to right, It’s an improvement over WP7,
Aside from these, Windows Phone 8 include many excellent features to the user interface, and its fun to use.