So finally after months waiting, we will finally know what new features the new Windows Phone 8. You can watch the live event here. Next are these new features:
New Live Tiles
- You can now resize the live tiles small, medium and large, making more space for tiles
New Lock screen powered by Live Apps
- For example Facebook is allowed to update your lock screen where you can be greeted by the latest photo updates
- Runs always in background and uses really few resources so the battery isn’t drained
- Terrific video chat
46 out of the top 50 apps will be available on Windows Phone like
- Temple Run
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Jetpack Joyride
- Pandora will include a whole year with no ads
- Every web page is compressed before sent to the user.
- It finds wifi hotspots, prefers wifi against 3G and helps you manage your data usage.
- With data sense on, you can browse 45% more web pages.
- You can choose which games you allow your kids to play
- Swipe left from the lock screen to get to the kids corner
- And you can stay quite.. while your children are playing safe games
- Kids can custom tile sizes, change app positions
Jessica Alba is on the stage 🙂
- She had an iPhone and switched to Windows Phone.. go Jessica 🙂
- She has an app of her company on Windows Phone
- It gathers a set of people to share the same info together
- By default there is the Family Room
- Send private messages and share a location
- Has a calendar
- Share notes
- Good for todo lists between different people
- It can connect with other platforms, not all of the Rooms experience, but part of it
- Using SkyDrive you can sync all your photos with all your devices
- Xbox Music syncs all your purchased songs automatically without needing to use cables
Now we’ll wait for the devices to come out and try 🙂 My favourite? The Nokia Lumia 920, pictured above. What’s yours?