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Windows Phone 8: the new features

0. phoneArena 20 Jun 2012, 15:18 posted on

The new Windows Phone 8 is finally official and quite frankly it beat our expectations - Microsoft definitely delivered with dual-core processors…

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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:52 12

1. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)


WP 8 can support up to 64 cores

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:04 16

5. kanagadeepan (Posts: 944; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


When they don't support they say Dual and QuadCores are UNNECESSARY and BATTERY HOG...

But now Dual, Quad and 64Core support looks essential, isn't it?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 00:40

39. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


how you know maybe windows 8 needs more horsepower than 7.5

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:10 7

19. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)


It still sucks, even android is better coming from an ifan

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:52 6

2. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Samsung will make the S3 of the Windows Phone 8.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:35 10

22. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i think HTC and nokia will do it better... BUT heres why i agree with you...

"SAMSUNG GALAXY S3"

that phone is making average users "like" the SAMSUNG brand...

lets be real tho...

all samsung made windows phone 7 devices SUCK...haha

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 13:09 2

55. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i disagree… the origional focus was the best wp7 phone until almost a year and a half later when the next focus/lumia/titan came out… wp7 looked amazing on that samoled and the phone was beautiful… but at the moment nokia certainly has the nicest

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:40 3

24. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I don't know, man. Nokia and HTC have made some pretty badass WP phones so far.
But maybe once Sammy sees how nice WP8 is, they'll ramp it up.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 00:41 1

40. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


but willingfully samsung only has more luck in android

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:57 18

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This actually looks pretty cool....

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:05 14

6. SleepingOz (unregistered)


HELL YEAH!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:53 20

18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I agree! I am a HUGE Android fan but this WP8 update is just plain bonkers. I really think that the WP8 OS looks beautiful & is 100 times more functional than iOS6.

All WP fans should be stoked, this indeed is a very sweet upgrade. WP8 is now in the same league as the big boys & with 100,000+ apps in their market it may prove that they are here to stay.

I can't wait to see some flashy Nokia, Samsung & HTC phones running WP8.

My brother is already sending me text after text about WP8. As you already guessed it he is the ultimate WP fan! lol

Just between you and me I am going to piss him off & say the WP8 announcement is wack. I like to ruffle his feathers on the subject from time to time. (Even though I have to take WP8 seriously from now on.) lol

I am VERY impressed!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 19:18 2

31. SleepingOz (unregistered)


iOS6 is such a joke, seriously!
Never like WP, but I gotta admit that I'm also very impressed by this update!
Indeed, MS just step up their game with WP8 but they still have a lot to catch up on Android. Hopefully in the near future.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 02:19 2

47. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Very TRUE actually they should call it IOS 5s.
And to make point these are normally hardware and new features shown for developers to take advantage in apps.
MS hadn't shown the software improvements yet so expecting a summit on user experience improvements soon.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 06:39

53. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Mee too.. Love the new Micro SD Support!! and brilliant Start Screen...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 00:41 2

41. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Because it is cool XD

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:03 5

4. kanagadeepan (Posts: 944; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


So who said LUMIA800 and Lumia900 will get WP8???????

So M$ has fooled all those early adopters....

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:12 6

9. bragzter (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


7.8 is 8 minus the hardware IMO. Some of the features that demands multicore functionality and graphics (like the games) will be absent. But am sure majority of the core features will be present.

And all devices, both current and next gen will get Nokia Maps with turn by turn and more, unlike Apple's attempt to not need Google, won't work on anything before the 4s

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:15

11. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


its going to get just like all Lumia 610 users, some things require higher specs, so does some Windows Phone 8 options ...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:05 24

7. bragzter (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


WP8 > iOS6

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:41 5

25. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Stating the obvious, are we sir? ^^

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 02:57 2

52. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


iOS 6 > WP8 > Blackberyy OS >x10000 Android

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:06 8

8. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I have a windows phone now. And I like it alot. But I was thinking about switching to iPhone with my upcoming upgrade in a few months. But now I really am not so sure. The home screen looks so awesome! Good job, Microsoft.

This is a surprise Microsoft is really innovating!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:12 4

10. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Now that its officially out lets see some actual hardware. Personally I'd love a One X with WP8.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:29 5

12. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Now lets just bring some bad ass WP8!!!!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:33 5

13. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


lovely home screen i most say

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:33 2

14. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Thank you to Victor and PhoneArena for compiling the major new features of WP8 with visuals and captions.

Although on point #20, difference sources are saying different things. We know for sure that WP7.5 will not be upgraded to WP8, but the question is what features are being included in the WP7.8 update, and if this upgrade will be coming to a select few Mango devices or all legacy devices. Most of what I have read elsewhere indicates that some of the major features will be included in the update and sources are split on whether or not it will make its way to legacy devices.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:44

15. harundk (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


this is so thick. Am ı wrong ?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:45

16. osanilevich (Posts: 285; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


These sound like mostly hardware improvements

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:52

17. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Color me impressed.

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