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Windows Phone 8

Officially announced in June 2012 after being in development under the codename Windows Phone Apollo, Windows Phone 8 is a mobile operating system for smartphones and other mobile devices that serves as the successor to Microsoft Windows Phone 7.

Windows Phone 8 officially debuted in late October 2012, adding support for multicore processors, a new secure "wallet" system for managing sensitive credit card and other financial data, turn-by-turn navigation capabilities, support for high-definition displays, a new Start Screen with customizable tile sizes and more. 

The new mobile OS is also be based on the same core technologies as the Windows 8 operating system, sharing common networking, file system, security, multimedia and similar technology, including the Internet Explorer 10 Web browser.







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