Leak confirms Windows Phone 8 will use the Windows 8 kernel

Breaking out the details of the leak that Pocketnow broke so spectacularly, the news that Windows Phone will use the Windows 8 kernel is both the least surprising and also the most interesting.

According to Pocketnow:

“Windows Phone 8 won’t just share a UI with the next-generation desktop and tablet OS, apparently: it will use many of the same components as Windows 8, allowing developers to "reuse — by far — most of their code" when porting an app from desktop to phone, according to Belfiore. He specifically mentions the kernel, networking stacks, security, and multimedia support as areas of heavy overlap. “

This move by itself appears to solve many Windows Phone issues, including support for advanced networking, full disk encryption and support for business features.

The further implications is that Windows Phone will be able to advance in lock step with the desktop OS, and that it will be easy to port support for accessories to Windows Phone 8.

The leak mentions multiple resolutions will be supported, which I am sure includes out familiar WVGA, suggesting to me current devices will be able to support the new OS.

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