The shared Windows/Windows Phone kernel might be named OneCore, will let you develop once for both platforms
1. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
This is great. Hope they will allow to sideload metro apps.
8. lalalaman (Posts: 452; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
This is ur first comment that is not against ms.....whats come over u:D
10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3648; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
No. There are lots of other comments. And I use windows on PC, Office and outlook for work. Hate ugly metro UI and wp fanboys. ;)
12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Love it or hate it, metro is the way forward.
16. cezarepc (Posts: 631; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
True. Metro UI is a way forward. Some people just don't appreciate it since it's a long jump from what they're used to with the Windows interface. But with the shared core, imagine what development we'll see for WP.
Shared core... OMG... People don't realize what this will bring.
20. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
In reference to your last line, I'm not sure whether you really appreciate OneCore or its just sarcasm.
29. cezarepc (Posts: 631; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
I really appreciate OneCore :) Just imagine what kind of syncing capabilities this can bring.
14. lalalaman (Posts: 452; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Nokiaftw is right about that....I don't know why u hate it but I
Iike it (not love it).....it has brought a very clean looking ui....evry thing is simple and clean, thats the way I see it, tiles can be sometimes boring though.....apple and android and other seems ro follow that clean approach too:):)
4. sip1995 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Sorry, but you already develop for both platforms,the apps you make named universal apps....
13. brrunopt (Posts: 608; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
except its not just 2 platforms, there are 3 (xbox)
5. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
OS1 seems close. i wonder if cortana will be renamed to samantha...
7. fsnas (Posts: 100; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
I can do this!
my whole experience is in OneCore business!
9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1235; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I heard this was coming in a Windows weekly show on Twit website but no name was yet given for the OS that would do this was given. I thought all this would come to pass in 2016.
This is great for MS devices. Right now Microsoft now need more touch screen friendly
apps for their Tablets and smart phones and a Windows 7 like non Tile UI version of Windows 9 for those folks who do like The live tile interface on their desktop computers.
The Hybrid Windows 8/8.1 OS is not popular. Rumor has it that when windows 9 Arrives in 2015 it will automatically set itself to boot to the desktop and be more desktop friendly if it senses the computer it's on doe not have a touch screen monitor . Great work Microsoft
11. tigermcm (Posts: 806; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
that last comment is already apart of win8.1
17. elitewolverine (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Already does that on 8.1
My pc boots into desktop mode.
While mouse and keyboard are inserted, you get taskbar access to metro apps and minimize and close in metro apps like you do in legacy apps.
People who go all jerk hard over win8, have rarely used it, used it for two minutes and went nuts.
I swear, people going from a pc to android tablet they act like it is the easiest thing (i have seen a lawyer throw his 700 samsung tab out the window cause he couldnt use it and was mad at the verizon rep), people going from a start menu to a start screen and the world burns in fire.
18. Settings (Posts: 903; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but did Apple did this to their devices? Or they just planned it?
22. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
iOS is not OS X, but the two are similar in some aspects.
Apple is not trying to solve problems that don't exist, or only make sense to some numb-minded IT director.
Great apps come from great tools that are focused to one particular purpose. There are no great apps that come from monoculture minds, i.e. one language/core/platform/tool for all apps.
Basically Microsoft is imposing their monoculture mindset on their development tools and OS platforms. They think developers want that, but in reality, developers want to be able to write great apps that sell well. Developers are not looking for magic wands to make desktop apps into mobile apps and vice versa.
24. Settings (Posts: 903; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
If I'm a dev I would think differently.
If I develop a single app for a single platform only, like mobile, I would make little income.
If I develop a single app for multiplatforms, like mobile, pc, tablet and xbox, I'll do get a helluva money.
Do the math brah, less effort for less money or less effort for more money? You're underestimating Windows' SDK.
30. reliant1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 May 2010)
Excellent point. Hard to imagine why this wouldn't flesh out the Windows ecosystem in a hurry. Harder to imagine why PA hasn't reviewed the Surface Pro 3. Not to do so speaks to bias and lack of vision. MS is focused on getting it right. Everybody knows Windows. When they get it right, and they will, and the experience is the same across tablets and phones and PC's, they will reach critical mass.
25. elitewolverine (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Then why did Android plan around Java? Java was made to do just what MS is doing with their OWN software. Then again java is a mess imo that is.
MS does not have one design language. You can write in C/C++ C# Java/html5, so no. What you are not understanding is the backend, this is where this is the golden crown.
What they are wanting and is already happening, is that i Code in C++, my app looks this way. Then Visual Studios and Windows Platform handles the rest. The platform knows what device it is on.
If you 'knew' coding, this is the holy grail of coding, it is what things like Python Java and all other interpreted languages aim to do.
27. tigermcm (Posts: 806; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
its logical to streamline the process this trumps whatever malarkey you are saying. im not a developer however I would NOT want to make an app 3 different times under the same kernel.
19. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
If and when this happens it will be huge for development and will bring in many consumers
21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Microsoft is solving a non-existent problem with "OneCore".
The side effects are going to include harder, more complex app development for all Microsoft platforms, i.e. continue the direction Microsoft has been headed for a while with terrible development tools, and push the pedal to the floor.
26. elitewolverine (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
A non-existent problem? You have never did any kind of coding work for multiple platforms and code basis. And if you did, i highly doubt it was anything 'substantial'.
Then again for all i know you are the network engineer for TI and develops for 5 different systems from unix, linux, win, ios. And you have no problem having to code for 5 different things with 5 different basis. Not to mention having to design code that works on arm/x86 and various other things that you have to keep track of 5 different code basis...
right a problem that doesnt exist. How is google coming along with a full fledge desktop OS?
23. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
I'd be interested to see what Apple does now.