Windows Phone 8 Details Leak!
Holy crap. What a score! PocketNow got their hands on a video intended for Nokia partners where Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore talks about Windows phone 8. Let’s just break it down for you:
Multicore processors are supported
4 screen resolutions will be supported
removable SD cards
NFC support and a “wallet experience’” so Microsoft is coming into the payment game
tap to share across platforms and products
Windows Phone 8 will share core components and the same kernel as Windows 8 ensuring app compatability
Zune syncing gets scrapped and something closer to ActiveStink comes back
Remote desktop capabilities in Windows 8 (like Xbox Companion App)
SkyDrive will sync data across phone and PC
Native code support
Apps will be able to communicate to each other
OEMs get greater customization, specifically the camera can now be customized for smile detection and the like
“DataSmart” will help monitor data usage
Automatic WiFi switching based on location
Proxy based interest so like the browser on the Kindle Fire or SkyFire MS’s servers do the heavy lifting
Corporations can deploy their apps selectively to keep them private
full PC level encryption
considering this is all top level stuff, it’s awesome. Add this to Tango and the small tweaks we can expect and there’s a lot in their pipeline so Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are going to have a huge launch this year.
Things are looking really bright! 😉
Now we are talking, as long as these functions aren’t released in slow increments, this will be a real game changer. MS needs this, us fanboys need this.