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Originally Posted by fat_boyy21
you dont know anyone with a high end android phone then. the razor maxxx has the longest lasting battery of any lte phone. I get 24 hours out my galaxy nexus with moderate use and 8 hours with heavy use. and that's with full screen brightness and the gps on. ICS runs really smooth and efficiently and it's obvious youve never used it before otherwise your comment would've been different.
Nokia did put cheap hardware in it to meet the $100 price point. they could've came with a higher resolution screen, more ram, etc but they're not ready to compete against the iphones and galaxy nexus yet. they have to build a following first. I've said it before, if this phone came out a year ago I would've been impressed. the phone is really fast but the galaxy nexus is faster.
The Razor Maxxx just came out and it was because the original version sucked at battery life . And WP7 has a max resolution of 800 x 480. Nothing to do with Nokia's decisions -- this is the reason for any limitations you might call "weak". And you mentioned more RAM, WP7 simply doesn't need it --- that's my point. Android needs the high hardware specs to run decently, the Lumia 710 is considered to be a "mid-range" device and it performs really well. WP7 devices don't need to be rooted & tweaked to run well or last all day on a single charge. The only thing lacking is app support from certain developers
WP8 will be a game changer...
Hardware Changes; support for multicore processors, NFC communication, four screen resolutions (no actual sizes were mentioned) with support for removable microSD cards.
Windows 8 integration; with not only a shared UI, but developers will be able to “reuse — by far — most of their code” when creating an app for use on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Belfiore also specifically mentions the kernel, networking stacks, security, and multimedia support as areas of heavy overlap. There are also plans to scrap Zune in favour of a richer version of Active Sync, a similar program as used by Windows Mobile 6.5.
Application ecosystem; with an expected 100,000 applications in the marketplace, with the biggest change coming by way of native code inclusion enabling more powerful, feature rich applications as well as the ease of porting code from programs initially developed for iOS or Android. The camera will can be skinned by OEM’s and developers, one example given by Belfiore was a lens app with burst control and smile detection meaning you can capture that perfect shot.
Data Management; one Windows Phone 8 feature talked about is full data management (a feature missing in the current Windows Phone 8) allowing the end user to monitor data usage, providing a breakdown of consumption on a live tile. Windows Phone 8 will attempt to use WiFi and carrier owned hot-spots before using the 3G/4G which will cut down on data usage that could be chargable by some carriers if an all inclusive package was not chosen or subscribed to. Local scout powered by Bing maps will show hot-spot locations so you will never be far from free WiFi internet, furthermore, there are plans to offer the use of proxy servers and server side compression which it touted to reduce usage by upto 30%.
Business Support; Windows Phone 8 will support a bitlocker type 128-bit full disc encryption as seen on Windows 7, allowing businesses to deploy their own tailored software behind company firewalls.
Apollo is the codename for the next generation of Windows Phone, as officially confirmed by MS at an MSDN seminar in August 2011. This update is also confirmed by Nokia and HTC. The expected release date for this update is in Q4 2012.
List of features coming in Apollo, not yet confirmed by Microsoft, unless otherwise stated:
Support for multi-cores (confirmed by Nokia)
Support for different resolutions
NFC support added, including payment and content sharing with WP8 and Windows 8 machines (confirmed by MS (but NFC is partially supported in Tango update, e.g. ZTE Orbit))
Carrier control and branding of "wallet" element is possible via SIM or phone hardware
Transitions to core components from desktop, including kernel, network stack, security components, and media support
Simplified porting of desktop apps to mobile
Zune desktop integration scrapped in favor of new, unnamed syncing app
Deeper Skydrive integration, including ability to sync data such as music collections (confirmed by MS as part of Live wave 5 update)
Xbox Companion app will get Windows 8 partner client
Native code support, simplified porting from Android and iOS
App-to-app communication and integration
Skype client with deep OS hooks that will make it almost identical to placing standard voice calls (confirmed by MS)
Camera app now supports "lenses", which allow third parties to skin and add features to camera interface (confirmed by MS)
DataSmart tracks and reports usage via app and live tile
Gives preferential treatment to WiFi, can automatically connect to carrier-owned hotspots
Proxy server will compress websites in Internet Explorer 10 up to 30 percent (IE10 is confirmed by MS)
Native Bitlocker encryption
Support for proprietary, custom built apps to be deployed behind company firewalls
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