Windows Phone 8

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Windows Phone 8
Part of the Windows Phone family
Windows Phone 8 logo and wordmark (purple).svg
Windows Phone 8 en.svg
The start screen for Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Corporation
Initial releaseOctober 29, 2012[source?]
Stable releaseUpdate 3 (8.0.10532.166) (April 14, 2014; 6 years ago)[source?]
Support status
Unsupported as for January 12, 2016

Windows Phone 8 is the second release of Windows Phone. It was launched publicly on October 29, 2012. However, it was discontinued from January 12, 2016. It can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 to help updates and security copies from unsupported Windows Phone 8 be recorded. The first update was introduced on April 8, 2014 and the final version, Update 3, was released on April 14, 2014, just six days after the Windows XP's support ended.

History[change | change source]

On June 20, 2010, Microsoft revealed that the new Windows Phone 8 would be called Apollo. It was released in 2012 and the design was based on the previous Windows Phone 7. Then, the Windows Phone 8 was replaced by the Windows CE. Since the first Windows Phone 8, three updates took place:

Update 1[change | change source]

The first update was released on October 29, 2012. It included: a start screen with green theme, a white wallpaper, music and videos, all of free access.

Update 2[change | change source]

The second update for Windows Phone 8 was released on November 12, 2012. It allowed the users to access the Action Center in the start menu and to adjust the battery settings in the same place.

Update 3[change | change source]

The third update was released on April 14, 2014. It was developed in platform x86 IE.

Termination[change | change source]

The final update for Windows Phone 8 was announced on January 12, 2016 and the chosen successor was 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 (currently known as OneDrive) also was removed but was included in the Internet Explorer app. The were no more improvements of the settigns in the Windows Phone 8 and file history was deleted.

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