Windows Phone 8

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Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8 logo and wordmark (purple).svg
Windows Phone 8 en.svg
The start screen for Windows Phone 8
DeveloperMicrosoft Corporation
OS familyWindows Phone
Released to
October 29, 2012
Latest releaseUpdate 3 (8.0.10532.166) / April 14, 2014; 6 years ago
Official website
Support status
Unsupported as for January 12, 2016

Windows Phone 8 is the second release of Windows Phone. It was publicly released on October 29, 2012. It is similar to Windows 8. It is unsupported as of January 12, 2016. It can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 to help updates security for unsupported Windows Phone 8, the first update was leaked on April 8, 2014. Microsoft released the final version, Update 3, on April 14, 2014, just six days after the Windows XP's end of support.

Development history[change | change source]

On June 20, 2010, Microsoft revealed the new Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo). It is the first for Windows Phone from Microsoft and it is released after 2012, Windows Phone 8 was changed by Windows CE, after the first release for Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 8 was based for Windows Phone 7, the successor is Windows Phone 8.1 after released in 2014. There are two supported platforms in Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone 8 has a supported platform for news is WVGA, in all except Windows Phone 7, Microsoft reaches for Windows Phone 7 upgrade in Windows Phone 8, codenamed Apollo, and changed names to Windows Phone 8 on October 29, 2012.

Update 1[change | change source]

Update 1 for Windows Phone 8 was released on October 29, 2012. After Microsoft support for this Windows Phone, there have for Windows Store updates, start screen has a green theme, white wallpaper, music and video, just public on the program, the People app can make a people photo, the Update 1 was leaked Internet on November 2, 2012.

Update 2[change | change source]

Update 2 for Windows Phone 8 was released on November 12, 2012. The first update was developed for Microsoft, in the start menu can launch to Action Center, the battery can change just similar Action Center, on November 3, 2012. Microsoft release update 2 beta for Windows Phone 8.

Update 3[change | change source]

Update 3 for Windows Phone 8 was released on April 14, 2014. The update was developed for Microsoft, in supported platforms x86 IE, after released the first for Windows Phone Blue (codename for Windows Phone 8.1), start screen has updated in the new OneNote.

End of support[change | change source]

On January 12, 2016. Microsoft reached the final update for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft has no security update for Windows Phone 8, ended services. Microsoft announced a successor to Windows Phone 8 is Windows Phone 8.1.

Removed features[change | change source]

Cortana was removed from Windows Phone 8 and can only be used in Windows Phone 8.1. SkyDrive (now known as OneDrive) was removed, and was added to the Internet Explorer app. The Windows Phone 8 has no settings updates, and file history was removed.

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