Microsoft releases new Windows Phone 8, expected to hit the market in Fall 2012 – Part 2

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 6:42:08 by

The main reason for the limitation on WP8 upgrade is the prerequisite hardware. The new operating system will use dual-core processors that will be also be NFC-enabled. Moreover, the new phone will also have over-the-air update mechanism. The users will not have to connect the phone Windows PCs to install an update in the new Windows Phone.

Moreover, the new WP has the same architecture as Windows 8 that is also expected to launch this Fall. Both operating systems are highly synched to each other for better PC-phone connectivity both locally and via the web cloud.

The new upgrades to the Windows Phone 8 are mostly hardware focused. Though the new OS incorporates a new overall look, but biggest upgrade will be the inclusion of contemporary top-end to mid-range hardware. The major upgrades are NFC chip, dual-core processors and HD screen resolution (1,280×720-pixel).

To date, Windows phones have been using single-core processors, Snapdragon S4 processors in most cases. However, the new phones, expected to hit the shores in Fall 2012, will have dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processors in the premium handsets and single-core processor for the entry-level phones, with tweaks to the software and applications. The dual-core CPUs will be tuned to 1.7 GHz for swift data processing.

Skype has been making news on Windows Phone platform. Microsoft was expected to integrate the VoIP application into the operating system; the company has mooted all such rumours. Skype will be available as a third-party application on the Marketplace. However, MS has integrated its functionalities with the local phonebook and dialler, so any Skype call will appear the same way as a cellular call.

Microsoft signed contracts with Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Huawei and ZTE as its major hardware vendors. Samsung, Nokia and HTC have released top-end WP7 phones in the last two years whereas, ZTE and Huawei released tuned-down  entry-level smartphones. These companies are expected follow the same trend with the new OS but this time the top-end handsets will be marketed as premium sets.

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