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Sep 3, 2012

Windows Phone 8 (Appolo) Released 2012 (Nokia,Samsung,HTC,Huawei)

Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) is the next generation of windows Phone OS.

Officially confirmed by Microsoft at an MSDN seminar in August 2011 and previewed at Microsoft's 'sneak peek' at Windows Phone on June 20, 2012. The expected release date for this update is in Q4 2012.

The Four Leading Companies Launching Devices Loaded with
Windows Phone 8 Apollo.
  1. Nokia
  2. Samsung
  3. Huawei
  4. HTC

All devices will be based on System on Chips made by Qualcomm Ltd.

Current Windows Phone 7.x devices will not be able to run or update to Windows Phone 8 and new applications compiled specifically for Windows Phone 8 will not be made available for Windows Phone 7.x devices.

Features of Apollo :

The following features were confirmed at Microsoft's 'sneak peek' at Windows Phone on June 20, 2012.
  • Transitions to core components from Windows 8, including kernel, file system, drivers, network stack, security components, media and graphics support
  • Support for multi-core CPUs of up to 64 cores
  • Support for 1280x720 and 1280x768 resolutions
  • Support for Micro SD cards
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Background multitasking
  • NFC support added, including payment and content sharing with WP8 and Windows 8 machines (NFC is partially supported in Tango update, e.g. ZTE Orbit)
  • Native code support (C and C++), simplified porting from platforms such as Android, Symbian, and iOS
  • Simplified porting of Windows 8 apps to Windows Phone 8 (compatibility with Windows 8 Metro apps)
  • Carrier control and branding of "wallet" element is possible via SIM or phone hardware (Orange will be first)
  • Nokia map technology ( "Navteq" maps with offline mode, turn-by-turn directions)
  • Native 128-bit Bit-locker encryption, Secure Boot
  • Remote device management of Windows Phone similar to management of Windows PCs
  • VoIP and video chat integration for any VoIP or video chat app (integrates into the phone dialer, people hub)
  • In-app purchases
  • Firmware over the air for Windows Phone updates
  • Minimum 18 month support of Windows Phone updates to WP8 devices
In February 2012, the tech-news site pocket now.com claimed to have been shown a Microsoft produced video for internal use where Joe Belfiore, senior vice-president and Windows Phone manager, revealed a number of features in Windows Phone 8. About half of these were confirmed at Microsoft's 'sneak peek' at Windows Phone on June 20, 2012. Listed below are features from the video that have not yet been officially confirmed by Microsoft.
  • Zune desktop integration scrapped in favor of new, unnamed syncing app.
  • Deeper Sky drive integration, including ability to sync data such as music collections (confirmed by Microsoft as part of Live Wave 5 update).
  • Xbox Companion app will get Windows 8 partner client
  • App-to-app communication and integration.
  • Camera app now supports "lenses", which allow third parties to skin and add features to camera interface.
  • Data Smart 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.
  • Support for proprietary, custom built apps to be deployed behind company firewalls.

List of Mobiles Arriving with Windows 8:

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