Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:00 AM
Microsoft has officially launched Windows Phone 8, the next iteration of its mobile operating system. At an event in San Francisco, the company publicly showcased the final version of its new OS running on a variety of handsets from Nokia, HTC, and Samsung.
There's a new Kid's Corner feature in WP8 where children can access the Kid's Corner even when the phone is locked, so parents don't have to unlock it for them. Parents can dictate what apps and games appear in the Kid's Corner directly from the Kid's Corner app.
New Rooms feature lets users group various shared services together, like lists, calendars, and photos in one place. Data that is stored in the Rooms is only accessible to those that are invited to join the Room.
Microsoft has added automatic image uploads from the Windows Phone 8 camera app. Images captured are quickly uploaded to a user's SkyDrive account, and they can then be shared out to social networks from there.
For more Windows 8 features, refer these reviews:
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