Windows Phone 8 Updates

I love leaks. According to PocketNow.com, they have some new information on the new version of Windows Phone, codename Apollo (here’s the real shocker – it’s Windows Phone 8!). Some new features, some that we’ve already heard about (shares code with Windows 8), and others are completely new. Sounds like they are really looking to completely overhaul the whole Windows ecosystem from top to bottom.

Overall, we’re looking at a lot of changes and additions here, all of which seem designed to either bring Windows Phone in line with other platforms, feature-wise, or make it more closely identical to the desktop version of Windows. It’s probably safe to say that the jump from Mango/Tango to Apollo will be nearly as significant as the transition from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone, and this preview certainly gives us a lot to look forward to.

Dustin is the Head Editor of MSTechPages and has been awarded the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award. He is in the process of finishing up a book about Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks. Also, a free ebook for Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts is available on this site, with more printable "cheat sheets" coming soon. You can also find him in the Microsoft Community forums (also as a Community Moderator), Tech Support Guy forums, HardForum, and The Windows Club forums, among several others.
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