UPDATE: You can now catch the recording of the summit here.
A lot has been revealed and here’s our attempt at quickly going through all the most interesting tidbits:
Touted as the big announcement was the Shared Windows Core. This basically means shared Windows kernel between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. This makes developing and porting apps and games really easy and highlights the connectivity between these sister platforms.
In addition there were eight different platform feature announcements for Windows Phone 8:
- Windows Phone 8 will support the latest and greatest hardware. This includes multi-core chipsets and removable MicroSD support for storage expansion and easy content transfer. The resolutions were also revealed here: 800×480 (15:9), 1280×768 (15:9) and 720p (16:9).
- Native game development platform based on DirectX. Games developers can write the same game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone thanks to the common platform. Gaming middleware from game engines to all sorts of libraries are also available. The middleware partners include Havok, Audiokinetic, FMOD and Autodesk.
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