Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft's eighth-generation mobile operating system. Improvements over Windows Phone 7 include support for dual-core processors, increased screen resolutions of up to 720p, and a new shared framework with Windows RT that helps with cross-platform apps.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 29, 2012

Verge Review

“This is Windows Phone. No, for real this time.” That’s what I thought when I started hearing about Windows Phone 8 a few months ago. Just like Windows Phone 7, it represents yet another clean break for Microsoft’s mobile ambitions — but unlike 7, now it’s got the hardware to match. The truth is a little more complicated: this clean break isn’t as nearly as obvious as Windows Phone 7’s split from Windows Mobile was back in 2010. A quick glance at Windows Phone 8’s home screen, its apps, and...

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Version 8.0

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