Shared Core Previous versions of Windows Phone were based on Windows CE Windows Phone 8 will ship this holiday with a shared core inside thats common code between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Joe Belfiore Windows Phone Summit July 20, 2012
What does this mean? Kernel, Networking, File System, Multimedia, Graphics, etc Well-tested software, in use by 1.3 billion people today Hardware partners benefit in having to build drivers only once Easier to develop apps across all platforms Customers can expect higher quality apps
8 Platform Announcements Results of moving to a Shared Core…
5. Most Complete Wallet Experience Credit & Debit Cards Loyalty & Membership Cards Access Saved Deals Supports NFC Tap to Pay In-App-Purchases * Secure SIM-based solution in partnership with mobile operators, will see these next year in US, but not at time of launch.
7. Windows Phone 8 for Business Trusted shared Windows core Encryption and Secure Boot LOB App Development Device Management Familiar Office Apps
7. Windows Phone 8 for Business Complete Security Platform –Secure Boot –Bitlocker Encryption Flexible App Distribution –Business controlled Device Management –Enable integration with software management systems
LOB App Development Sign and deploy apps without going through marketplace Company Hub
Other Features App-to-App Communication Compile in the Cloud (machine code) SQLite for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 VoIP and Video Chat (available to all devs) Location apps can run in the background Speech Platform (available to all devs)
Windows Phone 8 Update Updates are delivered over the air Devices are supported with updates for at least 18 months Program lets registered enthusiasts get early access to updates before broad consumer push
Existing Phones? Windows Phone 8 is a generation change and will not run on existing devices.
Windows Phone 7.8 Existing users of Windows Phone 7.5 will get an update which brings the new start screen to their phone. Nokia is releasing exclusive apps for current and future Lumia customers.
Strategy Build for Windows Phone 7.5 now Learn how to build games with XNA first, then jump into Native with Direct3D Stop whining and start building, theres already over 100,000+ apps in marketplace
How and when to learn more? Later this summer –Download SDK and attend a Windows Phone developer event Rumored BUILD Conference? –Register immediately if/when announced Windows Phone Developer Conference –October 22-24 (http://wpdevcon.net/)
Resources Windows Phone Summit –http://aka.ms/wpsummit App Hub –http://create.msdn.com Windows Phone Developer Team Blog –http://bit.ly/cwBmRU