Published on June 20th, 2012 | by Ramon Trotman0
Windows Phone 8 Sneak Peek
Not even a full day after Microsoft drop the Surface Tablets on the world, they are back again with another surprise none of us seen coming. We got a good look at some of the core features and improvements Windows Phone 8 has offer.
New hardware spec support was announced. Display supporting up to 720p, dual and quad core chipset support, NFC hardware and some great backed in API’s and UI attachments and even SD card support. The surprises didn’t stop there, New speech controls were announced, apps could now be given commands by speech. Native development and additional tools were announced, which made it possible for games like drawsomething to make their way to the platform this fall. VOIP and background GPS tasks API’s were also given some attention and shown off. Microsoft wallet was annouced and a demo of offered services and NFC integration was showsn off.
Aside from the seemingly limitless list, my favorite feature was by far the new start screen. It was now possible to have up to four rows of live tiles. You could even readjust the size of the tiles depending on what was important to you. The most interesting part of todays show was what it stood for. This was not a full fledged announcement, it was mainly for developers and those interested in the backend changes to the OS. Even so, it was over the top exciting. We can’t wait to see what they’ve got up their sleve at the real unveiling.