Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Windows Phone 8 SDK "leak"

podcast @ The Tablet Show

So far the only sure thing about WP8 is that it will be based on same or similar WinRT at Windows 8 (in fact Windows RT, since WP8 is also running on ARM CPU).

From this "leak" info, apparently there are many differences from Windows RT. Carl and Richard mentioned that WP8 is using WinPRT
(Phone RT?). There is no XAML for C++, and there is no WinJS.
Essentially, .NET is similar enough to WP7, and there is some C++.

Common sense is that .NET/XAML is Windows "portable platform",
and that HTML5 + PhoneGap is general portable platform.
Where performance is critical, and "native" GUI is expected,
Mono Touch / Mono for Android is the solution.

Too many unnecessary choices, Microsoft... and too much variation...

Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 Released @ MSDN

Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 Released to Developers -- Visual Studio Magazine:

As planned, Microsoft has released final version of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 @ MSDN.

This is still x86 and x64 only, no version "Windows RT" that runs ARM CPU.
That is only available for tablet manufacturers...

This time there are 3 versions of Windows 8, "standard/basic", "Pro" and "Enterprise".

Windows 8 Editions @ Wikipedia