With the announcement of Windows 8 coming out later this year, Microsoft has been making some major changes to the way we will look at computers and how all of our devices are able to interact with each other. One such device that is is starting gain attention is Windows Phone 7. You may have seen many new devices start popping up at the four major wireless carriers or have read one on the numerous reviews on this phone OS, but things are about to go to a whole new level. We should soon be hearing the lastest projects that the Phone Division has been working on, and the next major update to windows phone.
If you think that Microsoft is still behind Apple and Google in terms of what they can offer to consumers you may want to think again. Windows Phone 8 will be the next major release for the Windows Phone OS, but there have been a list of features that have been released to let us know what exatcly we can expect to see.
- 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
So for everyone looking into the future, you may want to consider what Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 can do for you. If you have any questions on how Hawk iSolutions Group, Inc. can help you and your business then give us a call. Let us help you plan the future technology of your business.