A Developer Perspective on WP8 - by @ColinEberhardt
This blog post takes a look at what Windows Phone 8 (WP8) means for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) developers and the Microsoft development platform in general.
This has been a big week for Microsoft; Monday saw them unveil the new Surface tablet that runs Windows 8. This was followed up yesterday with Window Phone 8 being revealed to the crowds at the Windows Phone Summit (You can see a video of the keynote here).
From a consumer perspective, unfortunately WP7 devices will not be upgraded to WP8. However, they will be upgraded to WP7.8, which will give them the redesigned start screen. There have been very few details about what else WP7.8 will include, but it isn’t likely to include that much.
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