Microsoft Outlines Windows Phone 7 Development Platform
Microsoft today announced that its new Windows Phone 7 platform will include the company's Silverlight and XNA technologies for developers. Silverlight is a runtime designed to make it easier for developers to create rich, attractive interfaces that are intelligently separated from lower-level logic code. On the desktop, Silverlight competes with Adobe Flash. XNA provides an alternative to Silverlight that is more tailored for creating 3D and 2D games. Developers will use Microsoft's C# programming language to write apps for Windows Phone 7. The new platform is not backward-compatible with Windows Mobile 6.x apps; developers will need to re-write their apps, although they may be able to re-use some behind-the-scenes (non-interface) C# code written using .NET CF for Windows Mobile 6.x.
Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Window 10 for smartphones builds on the foundation created by Microsoft for its desktops, laptops, and tablets. Windows 10 is a unifying platform that boasts universal apps and common, key functions that make for a seamless experience across form factors.
Microsoft Bags Windows Bridge for Android Apps
Microsoft today provided an update on the tools it offers to developers and said it has canceled plans the Windows Bridge for Android (project Astoria). The Bridge was meant to help Android developers re-use their code and port their apps to Windows.
Microsoft Open-Sources iOS App Porting Tool
Microsoft today said its Windows Bridge for iOS application is moving to open source. Windows Bridge is the tool developers need to port iOS apps to the Windows platform.
Windows 10 to Run Android and iOS Apps
Microsoft today said Windows 10 devices will be able to run Android applications. According to Microsoft, developers will be able to reuse Java and C++ code to run Android apps in an Android subsystem on Windows 10 devices.
From the "didn't realize it's on its way out" file
Will it have MSN TV integration?
What about PlaysForSure support?
So... Netflix on my phone? Sounds frickin awesome to me.
Microsoft learned something from APPLE.
1. Market place. People don't like the Iphone for the Iphone, they like it because it works so well with Itunes.
2.Have a strict standard, how many phones run the Iphone OS...one the Iphone, so Apple doesn't have to spend wasted money tweaking its os for everything single phone model that wants to use it os. It only has to deal with one. By having strict standards they can devote all that xtra time to putting to use ideas from the people over at xda.
2. Only selling an OS on your own hardware is not quite the same as having strict standards, it is just avoiding ...