Windows Phone 8 and Enhanced App Development

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is the latest and the second generation Smartphone series of the Windows Phone mobile OS.  The Windows Phone 8 was released on 14th September 2012 and it was released in the commercial markets on 29th October 2012. The smartphones utilizing the Windows Phone OS will include – Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and Huawei. The devices are developed based on the System on Chips from the Qualcomm. Another important factor of the Windows Phone 8 OS is that, this new OS cannot be automatically updated to the existing Windows Phone 7.x devices. Also the new apps which are compiled for Windows Phone 8 cannot be made compatible for the Windows Phone 7.x devices.  The new OS replaces the previous version of the Windows CE-based architecture that was based on Windows NT kernel. The Windows 8 OS allows its applications to port between various platforms at a much easier rate.

Some of the best apps available in the Windows 8 phone are –

Connectivity shortcuts – Connectivity Shortcut is the default functionality of the User Interface in Windows 8 OS. This feature helps the user to navigate through various menus and pinning up apps for quick access. This application is capable of creating the quick access for programs in the home screen. The program icons will appear as tiles and the user can avoid clutter in the screen.

Super Camera – Super Camera is one of the best apps available for editing and improving images with just one touch. The app helps you to enhance picture quality, add frames, apply effects, and much more to improve your picture. Various sub menus and text adding options are also available for the user.

Bing Maps – One of the most used app functionality for mapping and navigation. It is one of the most reliable navigational apps available in the Windows 8 OS. The app has some enhanced features along with some additions that have been incorporated from the Google maps.

Appdeals – Appdeals provide the best solution to find various apps available in various platforms. The app offers around 1, 20,000 apps for its users. The application also offers it users with the latest updates and new apps available in the market.

Whatsapp – Whatsapp is one of the best cross platform apps available for chatting across the globe. It provides the user with features like texting, sharing, audio/ video files, pictures, and emoticons. The app is free of cost and can be registered with your phone number.


Julian Robert, based in New Hampshire, is a copywriter at Zco Corporation and is interested in iPhone app development services and mobile technology.

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