Improvements in Windows Phone

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    Windows Phone app publishing times decline

     
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    Re: News about Windows Phone

    Improved traffic coverage coming to Windows Phone

     
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    I read that also features of the Nokia maps being ported to Bing maps :)
     
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    Windows Phone update history page lists Tango upgrades


    Study: Windows Phone projects gaining more support

     
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    Can someone copy/paste the new updates as when I visit the update history page its not showing the newest according to neowin version.
     
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    Neither for me, it must be a regional thing. Probably for China, etc.
     
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    I can't see the changelog of that version (7.10.8773.98 ). Maybe they removed the info to fix something?
     
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    Or could of been published by accident.
     
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    Who cares about Tango when the WP8 summit starts later today! :)

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/19/3097527/windows-phone-summit-live-blog

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    Re: Windows Phone 8

    Looks good, glad I told people who were interested in buying one to wait for the WP8 devices now. :) Not too bothered about not getting the update myself as it's all mostly stuff I wouldn't use or hardware based like NFC.

    I'm glad were getting the new start screen though, customizable tile widths I'll probably find useful.
     
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    Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8, coming this holiday season


    Beyond the kernel: Windows Phone 8's Siri-like speech, VoIP integration, NFC Wallet


    Windows Phone 8's new, even more personal Start screen


    Windows NT coming to phones with Windows Phone 8


    Windows Phone gets ready for enterprise



    No Windows Phone 8 upgrade for current phones


    Windows Phone 8 to provide an escape from carrier update tyranny


    Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed

     
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    Windows Phone Summit video now available online


    Windows Phone 8 updates to be OTA, 18 month support guaranteed


    Windows Phone 8 not coming to current devices but...


    Windows Phone 8: What we know, and what we don't

    Windows Phone 8 to be powered by Snapdragon S4 for now


    AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon to Carry Windows Phone 8



    A few random nuggets on Windows Phone 8 from our Microsoft interview

     
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    Hopefully the 7.8 update will be sufficient for a while. I wonder when it is coming and if they are going to make us wait until 8 is released. The new homescreen is the biggest thing I want, and we are getting it. I don't need the enterprise management, or the NFC, or the MicroSD support. I would think they would give us IE10, but I don't see it mentioned. I do hope they realize they just killed the sale of current devices. I can't personally recommend that anyone buy the current generation at this point. :ouch:
     
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    WP8 is brilliant from a developers aspect, the value in being able to roll out apps in desktop/tablet and mobile versions easily is great from business perspective, same developers, same reusable skills, reusability of code means more value than before.

    I was not suprised that WP7 devices won't get WP8 and assumed so when I bought my Lumia 710. Currently no Android currently availaible at the price range (I was prepared to pay no more than £150) offers the performance of WP7 and none of the Android phones I could afford have the spec (quality mpix camera, tough glass screen to even run Ice Cream Sandwich, so even after this news WP7 is still a good choice of mid-budget smartphone, as long MS/Nokia commit to supporting currently sold phones for 12months or more...

    I will be perfectly happy with WP7.8 being the last major update for WP7 as long as there is a commitment to maintaining existing functionality, that is so that Maps, Drive, Facebook, Twitter, hotmail continue to work for a year (I aim to keep my phone for 12 to 18 months).
    Microsoft and Nokia might be able to get some extra value out of WP7 by retaining it as a low end smartphone OS longer term and there is a hint of this with the Lumia 610 running well with such little ram.

    I think its perfectly plausible to see an updated IE; updated rendering html/css/js engine and probably only minor tweaks to the UI are what I think we would get.
     
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    If I was a betting man I'd say IE10 was dependant on the new kernel, which were not getting. Like I said earlier I'm not too bothered, but I'd really like to have the new proxy feature. Not that there's isn't WiFi everywhere I go it seems, but sometimes I wonder if sticking to the mobile network is safer.

    • Windows Phone 8 will be delivered in Q4 2012
    • Microsoft is targeting Windows 8 users with the OS, convincing them to adopt the phone also
    • Windows Phone 8 will focus on seamless communication, lighting up the world around you, smarter apps, and business use.
    • Low-end Windows Phone 8 phones will last year’s high end features.
    • Windows Phone 8 will indeed include a new cloud-based browser proxy service that limits the amount of data used by Internet Explorer 10 and apps by compressing web traffic, similar to the Kindle Fire Browser, and which will save about 30% in bandwidth usage.
    • It will also save data by handing off to Wi-Fi whenever possible.
    • You will be able to see data use on an app by app basis using the Datasmart app and Local Scout will help you find WIFI hotspots.
    • The OS will feature automatic connection to WIFI networks owned by carriers.
    • The version of WinRT API used in WP8 is called WinRTP (WinRT Phone)
    • You cannot write a single app that runs on Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, and Windows RT but you can easily port an app from Windows 8/RT to Windows Phone 8.
    • WP8 will feature Play To, and Play on Xbox and of course Smartglass.
    • You will be able to manage your Windows Phone 8 handset from your PC using a new Metro-style sync app or from the web, over the air.
    • You will be able to share content from your PC or tablet to the phone using standard home networking sharing technologies.
    • You will be able to use SkyDrive not just for documents and pictures, but also for music and videos, and access them directly from new Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps.
    • You will be able to browse files on your phone using SkyDrive on the web, as you can do with PCs and copy content back and forth.
    • The Games hub is being replaced by an Xbox LIVE Games app
    • Skype will be more deeply integrated in Windows Phone 8, but it’s still a standalone app that can be removed by the user, the carrier, or the hardware maker, and not a deeply integrated component of Windows Phone 8.
    • Local Scout will offer a new personal recommendations feature
    • In Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has partnered with Nokia to offer a dramatically better Camera, one that offers a “world class” experience that’s “mind-blowing.”
    • Microsoft is adding app-to-app communication using the same contracts functionality found in Windows 8.
    • Marketplace will offer tailored recommendations such as Top Free Apps, Top Apps for You, New and Notable, much like Windows 8, based on your previous searches and downloads
    • Windows Phone 8 will include new Office 2013-based Office apps.

    http://wmpoweruser.com/some-unannounced-windows-phone-8-details/
     
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    I'm glad I waited for it. :D
     
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    Editorial: Thanks Microsoft, for no WP8 upgrade path

    Interesting points!
     
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    Sadly my last phone suffered an interface error...


    ... with a sink of water.
    Turns out I can't check twitter on my phone and fill a kettle with water at the same time.
     
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    Microsoft will not build their own phones

     
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    A closer look at Windows Phone 7.8 start sceen - Video

     
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    New Smoked by Windows Phone ads start today!

     
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