Has an internal presentation leaked on the web. It reveals the outline of the next version of Microsoft's mobile OS. Obviously, the secrets are not kept very well at Microsoft. A video internally for employees of the publisher has leaked and ended up in the hands of the site Pocketnow.
We see Joe Belfiore, VP in charge of Microsoft's mobile OS, detailing the broad outlines of Windows Phone 8 expected by the end of the year. It seems that Microsoft wants to capitalize on recent changes in its system, including the opening. Objective: to enable manufacturers to offer more diverse smartphones.
Remember that the first specification for Windows Phone hardware imposed very strict conditions. Result: a first wave of terminals rather similar.
Fast enough, facing pressure from manufacturers, Microsoft has relaxed its conditions. WP8 will therefore go with it even further in terms of processors (introduction of multi-core), screen sizes ... We also learn that the new version will offer NFC wireless technology, among other things used for contactless payment.
Especially, but we already know, the links between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will be very close including the sharing of core, interface and Metro applications that can be carried easily from one system to another through a common code.
Details on Windows Phone 8
In addition, Skype, acquired by Microsoft last year will be natively integrated into the system. And Microsoft will make Internet Explorer Faster 10 with compression of the pages on its servers as does Opera.
Finally, professional side, Windows Phone 8 would have a new layer of encryption and a module that allows companies to deploy their internal applications.
With this development (and especially the support of manufacturers like Nokia), Microsoft thinks keeping the right end. For the moment, its global market share remains anecdotal. But observers are optimistic.
The institute iSuppli believes that the OS will grow from less than 2% market share in 2011 to 9% this year, 15.3% in 2013 and 16.7% in 2015 where he became the second platform for smartphones behind Android (58%) and ahead of IOS (16.6%). IDC is even more optimistic. Last March, the firm stated that the market share of WP7 could earn 15.4 points in 2015 from 5.5% to 20.9%.