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[EN] Windows Phone 8 detailed: dual cores, Skype Integration and NFC are a go

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- Support for dual cores
- Support for four different resolutions, though no specifics were given
- NFC support added, including payment and content sharing with WP8 and Windows 8 machines
- Carrier control and branding of "wallet" element is possible via SIM or phone hardware
- MicroSD support added for expandable storage
- Transitions to core components from desktop, including kernel, network stack, security components and media support
- Simplified porting of desktop apps to mobile
- Zune desktop integration scrapped in favor of new, unnamed syncing app
- Deeper Skydrive integration, including ability to sync data such as music collections
- Xbox Companion app will get Windows 8 partner client
- Native code support, simplified porting from Android and iOS
- App-to-app communication and integration
- Skype client with deep OS hooks that will make it almost identical to placing standard voice calls
- Camera app now supports "lenses" which allow third parties to skin and add features to camera interface
- DataSmart tracks and reports usage via app and live tile
- Gives preferential treatment to WiFi, can automatically connect to carrier-owned hotspots
- Proxy server will compress websites in Internet Explorer 10 up to 30 percent
- Native Bitlocker encryption
- Support for proprietary, custom built apps to be deployed behind company firewalls


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http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/02/windows-phone-8-detailed/



Instant buy because of this:

- Proxy server will compress websites in Internet Explorer 10 up to 30 percent
- Native Bitlocker encryption
Edited by Kauke - 2/2/12 at 11:15pm
post #2 of 21
Sweet. Windows Mobile has not been relevant in years, but it's good to see them still have a pulse tongue.gif
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meanwhile on Android/iOS.....

*image of Tegra 3, A6, other A9/A15 based quad core SoCs, Q S4, etc*

With any luck M$ will let them use the S4 chips (they are dual core, so it isn't out of the question). At the current rate, WP7 will support something like the 8060+Adreno 220......
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Bring back the sim! Glad to see the growth, hopefully it releases next year!
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meanwhile on Android/iOS.....
*image of Tegra 3, A6, other A9/A15 based quad core SoCs, Q S4, etc*
With any luck M$ will let them use the S4 chips (they are dual core, so it isn't out of the question). At the current rate, WP7 will support something like the 8060+Adreno 220......

If people cared about their education as much as they do about their quad core cell phones, we would be living on a Moon already.

Also, thanks to superb optimizations and hardware acceleration, WP's single core runs better than Android does on a dual core.
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hoping for a q4 apollo launch smile.gif
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I've wanted a Windows Phone so bad. I jumped on the Android boat and can't wait to jump off. But before that happens, someone in the Windows Phone world has to give us some CDMA love!mad.gif
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I've wanted a Windows Phone so bad. I jumped on the Android boat and can't wait to jump off. But before that happens, someone in the Windows Phone world has to give us some CDMA love!mad.gif

Doesn't Verzion have one (1) WP phone?
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This looks really good!
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Doesn't Verzion have one (1) WP phone?

Yeah, Verizon has the Trophy.

I had Verizon but I switched to T-Mobile! Now I'm in love with my Radar 4G. Windows Phone is uh-maze-ing. biggrin.gif
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