TNI Bureau: Microsoft is going to unveil a new version of its software for the Windows Phone 8 today in a big launch event in San Francisco. The smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, which support Windows 8, are expected to hit store shelves next month.
Last week, Microsoft had introduced Windows 8, a new version of its software for PCs and tablets. Windows Phone 8 software, running on devices with better screens and more powerful chips, will rely for the first time on the same underlying programming code as the flagship Windows operating system.
The Windows 8 that comes with a dual-core chip and high- definition screens, near-field communication technology. The device also lets the customers to use the phone to make payments.
According to Framingham, a Massachusetts-based IDC, the new Windows Phone 8-based devices are expected to compete with the Apple’s iPhones, which have a market share of 17 percent, as well as Smartphones based on Google’s Android software, which accounted for 68 percent of the market.
By launching the software, the company is aiming to push Windows, which dominated the market over the past two decades by running on nine out of every 10 personal computers, into mobile computing.