Microsoft has been making a lot of nice changes to their mobile software keeping their name relevant in the smartphone game. Check out the recent leak of rumors about their new Windows Phone 8.
Today Apple announced their upcoming upgrade to their mobile operating system, iOS 6, during their annual WWDC event. With it comes several new features including 3D maps, turn by turn navigation, Facebook integration, Passbook, iCloud tabs, and more. However, whilst the spotlight had been on iOS today, our friends over at WPCentral had posted an interesting article revealing some details about Microsoftâ€™s upcoming mobile operating system â€“ Windows Phone 8.
Without going into too much details of the post, we have summarised the key points below:
Nokia Maps with 3D navigation â€“ WPCentral claims that Nokia Maps will replace Bing Maps entirely, and will feature 3D navigation and hardware acceleration. According to the website, this will be available across all Windows Phone devices rather than limited to just Nokia devices.
Integrated Skype â€“ This was long rumored before, but we will finally see Microsoftâ€™s recently-acquired Skype built right into the Windows Phone 8 OS. WPCentral claims that Skype will be integrated with your contacts in the People hub, and available not just for instant messaging but also Voice-Over-IP chats. It is said that Skype for Windows Phone 8 will behave like a regular phone call, and will be â€œcompletely seamlessâ€.
VOIP integration â€“ According to WPCentral, Microsoft will also be allowing other