Microsoft finally removed the covers off its Operating system previously known as the Apollo. It will now be just Windows Phone 8 and the recent event of Microsoft suggests that the OS is having some exciting features and excellent hardware support it offers.
There is a twist if you are a current Windows phone user; there is no upgrade option available! Hardware requirements for the windows phone 8 and other existing windows phones are not compatible. If you want to try the new one at the cost of buying a new device, you can go ahead though.
Coming to the hardware requirements, up to 64 multi-core processors are now allowable, displays up to 1280*768 Pixels; it will also enable new and faster games which can be run without any difficulty. This new OS will help Microsoft launch games that we have seen before!
This OS also helps in another way that the carriers need not remove their apps but instead can block support. As a partner of Nokia, Nokia maps app is now built into the OS along with the offline map facility. Encryption and secure booting is also integrated!
This is all set to be out this fall which is the time Windows phone 8 will start shipping too! Do let us know if you are waiting for this!