Windows Phone 8 to use shared core with Windows 8

Windows Phone 8 to use shared core with Windows 8
Windows Phone 8 will ship this Holiday season and it will come with a shared core with Windows, according to Microsoft’s head of Windows Phone Joe Belfiore who took center stage at today’s Windows Phone Developers Summit.

But what does “shared core” even mean? Turns out - a lot of things: from kernel to networking and driver support, all of that will be common on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, and that’s massive news. Yes, this basically mean that manufacturers will be able to use the same drivers they’ve already written for Windows 8.

Apart from the software, this will also allow even greater flexibility when it comes to hardware with more form factors, prices and features.

For developers, this is expected to open wider possibilities for better apps. The shared core means porting Windows 8 games and apps will also be easy, and also allegedly this will make porting iOS and Android apps easier as well.

source: Microsoft

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7 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

hmm...impressive!

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

No. of features..?

3. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Awesome!

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Big news

5. Vaidya

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

They mean windows rt and windows phone 8 , trust me .............not too much......

6. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

This article needs to be more specific about the OS. Do they mean WIndows RT for the tablets, or Windows 8 (which is the PC operating system). I'm assuming they mean Windows RT.

7. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

Crapppp

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