Microsoft has now and officially revield their OS for smartphones formerly known as code name Apollo. It’s now Windows Phone 8.
Windows Phone 8 will have as a hardware requirements : a multi-core processors (up to 64) is by now allowable, in displays up to WXVGA (1280 x 768) and external storage on SD. This better, faster hardware will enable new, faster games and other demanding apps which, for the first time, can be written in native code. (Well, it’s C/C++, which at least lets developers get out of CLR land.) All this will run on a kernel shared with Windows 8 and Windows RT. In other words: yes, Microsoft has managed to get one platform running on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones, the idea being that apps can be more easily ported from one to the next, promising “games we’ve never seen before” running on your phones.
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