Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s new version of its mobile operating system was unveiled by the software giant in San Francisco yesterday. Microsoft had earlier launched Windows 8, the operating system for laptops and PC’s with a motto of re-imagining the way a user looks at an operating system. Windows Phone 8 is a derivation of the operating system of PC’s on a small screen.
Windows Phone 8 software is applicable to Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X/8S and Samsung Ativ S. The Windows phones go on sale globally from November. Windows Phone imbibes the live tiles of Windows 8 on the small screen and is reported to support the major applications on the market.
Talking about Windows phone, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer said, “People all over the world are about to fall in love with Windows Phone. It has killer hardware and is the most personal smartphone available.” With the release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft moves into the mobile operating system arena along the likes of Apple’s iOS 6 and Google’s Android.
Microsoft has also launched its tablet, Surface which operates on Windows 8. The software giant launched an application store which contains over a million applications to assist the users. Windows Phone 8 release has unified the operating system of Microsoft across laptops, personal computers and smartphones.
According to Microsoft, Windows 8 is faring better than its predecessor as the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer said, “We’re seeing preliminary demand well above where we were with Windows 7, which is gratifying.” Microsoft has made it easier for developers to make applications for both the platforms with minor modifications.