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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 share "heart"


Microsoft has released Windows Phone 8 the latest version of its operating system for smartphones. The new version of WP stands out for having the same core as Windows 8, what makes the two systems share many of their features. Besides Windows Phone 8, coming in fall out their own application for NFC payments and a redesign of its interface. The second presentation from Microsoft so far this week has not disappointed. The company has resubmitted interesting developments, as happened with Surface, confirming that wants to take a step beyond its operating system for smartphones. In fact, the intention of Microsoft is that Windows Phone comes near, nearly one in its PC operating system. Thus, in the announcement of Windows Phone 8, the main novelty is that the system shares the core Windows code 8. This is a step forward for the system, which will share its structure with Windows 8, though running on smartphones. With this announcement, Microsoft closed its ecosystem, matching opportunities on a PC, 'tablets' and smartphones. The fact that Windows Phone 8 shares the Windows kernel 8 assumes that the content designed for each of the two systems may adapt, in simplest form to another. Thus, Microsoft has explained that pass a set Windows Phone 8 to Windows 8 will be much easier, which is an incentive for developers and therefore a future benefit to users. This is a step that many claimed that gives extra value to the entire Windows ecosystem. Microsoft catapult its mobile operating system while improving, in part, system capabilities for PC and 'tablets'.

NEW DESIGN

The presentation of Windows Phone 8 has given much more besides to confirm that share core desktop version of Windows. Microsoft has also shown the new system image, an evolution of the view in Windows Phone 7.5. Microsoft, aware that the interface and frame system has been well received, has focused on improvement. The company has opted to give more options for customizing the home screen of Windows Phone. To do this, Windows Phone 8 lets you customize the size of the squares of applications. In this way, users can directly access more content, since they can adapt to your wishes. Microsoft has explained that there are three sizes for shortcuts that will allow each user to get a home screen tailored to your needs, with content featured in his opinion. The redesigned Windows Phone 8 recalls that we have seen Windows 8 for 'tablets' and promises to improve the user experience. In addition, Microsoft has confirmed new colors for the panels, which extend the range that users could choose to date. As for technical details of the system, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8 is prepared to work with a wide range of devices, ranging from the two cores on. Furthermore, the system is optimized for three different resolutions, WVGA, WXGA and 720p. However, for those who can not be updated Microsoft will release Windows Phone 7.8, an intermediate version.

GOING FOR THE NFC

Another prominent feature of Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft's bid for the Near Field Communication (NFC). The system of short-range wireless communication will have a major role in the system, which has an application's own purse. Microsoft has spent much of his presentation to present the NFC payment service Windows Phone 8. It is your own application, which provide APIs to third parties, capable of enabling mobile payments via cards and links to services like PayPal accounts. The mobile payment app Windows Phone 8 synching capabilities integrate with services like Groupon discount and promises to be one of the apps of this kind more complete. Users can store their savings and all kinds of actions related to payments through your mobile. In a video demonstration, Microsoft showed a family dinner at a restaurant and does all the booking process, food choice and payment by the payment application Windows Phone 8, which also includes options for sharing content in social networks. Following the commitment to the NFC, Windows Phone 8 will allow sharing of content such as photos or documents through this type of connection. In addition, users can get extras like personalized advertising through this system. Overall, the show confirms that Windows Phone 8 build on the possibilities of NFC technology.

VoIP AND AUDIBLE

Another new Windows Phone 8 which was expected integration with Skype. In this regard, Microsoft has confirmed the potential of making VoIP calls with Skype and other systems. The company explained that the system is able to hold conversations and perform other actions simultaneously. A new feature which was not anticipated nothing is audible, a voice recognition system itself. Siri and style similar to that included by Samsung in the Galaxy S III, Windows Phone 8 will have a system to interact with the smartphone through voice commands. The voice recognition system introduced by Microsoft will be available to developers, which may include in their applications so they can be controlled by voice. This is a new interesting possibility, which is a change in their Windows Phone. Microsoft has confirmed that Audible will reach the pre-Windows Phone 8, expanding its availability and number of devices that can use it.

INTERNET EXPLORER 10 AND NOKIA MAPS

Following the new Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has confirmed that the new version of its mobile OS, which will reach the expected Internet Explorer 10, the browser company. Because Windows Phone 8 shares the core of Windows 8, Internet Explorer will come with the same engine, which promises high performance and comprehensive experience. In addition, Microsoft has confirmed that the system will have the same security guarantees that Windows 8, which also applies to Internet Explorer 10. Thus, the company will use its expertise in the field of PCs to improve security of its mobile platform. Another innovation that is expected to use Windows Phone 8 Nokia Maps. Microsoft has decided not to Bing and follow the trend already taken in the range of Nokia Lumia. Nokia Maps to be integrated into all Windows Phone 8, allowing consult maps for online and offline. Microsoft has highlighted the possibilities and quality of this platform.  Along with this news, Microsoft has anticipated developments for managing Windows Phone devices 8 in the business environment. It is a commitment to make the supply system more secure and manageable for the corporate, land which had been dominated by RIM and BlackBerry and Apple iPhone OS currently.

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