All New Windows Phone 8 Platform Details

Here are the 8 new platform enhancements for Windows Phone platform,

  • Support for Multicore processors.
  • Support for 720p screens - WVGA, WXGA and 720p  (Old Windows Phone apps will run fine on the new resolutions).
  • Removable Micro-SD support. Supports Music, Photos, Videos, Installing apps.
  • Internet Explorer 10 support. Same rendering engine as desktop Windows 8. Smart Screen and Anti-phishing tech support.
  • Support for Native code developers.
  • Support for native NFC. Most complete Wallet experience.
  • Datasmart technology for data management.
  • Local Scout will help you find nearby Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • WinRTP APIs ( Similar to Windows RT)
  • Rich Communications Suite (RCSe)
  • Skype integrated within the OS.
  • Xbox LIVE app replaces Games hub.
  • Support for LOB app deployment.
  • Support for Secure book and Encryption.
  • Nokia Maps built into Windows Phone 8.
  • Support for new Live tile sizes.

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