Windows phones as a new generation cell phone, we may enjoy the moment when we hold it, but do you know the history of Windows Phones? Are you curious about it?
As early as in 2004, Microsoft began to plan codenamed "Photon" and develop Windows Mobile as a major release update, but progress is slow, and finally the whole project was canceled.
Until 2008, Microsoft re-organize the Windows Mobile team and renamed Windows Phone, and continue to develop a new mobile operating system. The original plan it's the official version was released in 2009, but many aspects of the delay to make Microsoft's decision to use Windows Mobile 6.5 to the transition. Windows Phone R & D overnight. One of the consequences is that the old Windows Mobile application not work correctly in Windows Phone system. Larry Lieberman (Larry Lieberman), a mobile operating system in Microsoft's product manager, said: "If we had more time and resources, perhaps we can do to improve its backward compatibility." Lieberman pointed out that Microsoft had tried to wait and see the mobile phone market with a new perspective and pay more attention to the use of end-users (End-user) experience, rather than as in the past to focus on the intranet. Windows Phone development department, vice president Terry Myerson (Terry Myerson) said: "In order to borrow not to use the stylus to shift the capacitance-type touch screen, and other hardware changes to improve the Windows Phone system user experience, we have to break the Windows Mobile 6.5 application compatibility. "
In February 2010, Microsoft formally to show the Windows Phone operating system. In October 2010, Microsoft officially released Windows Phone smartphone operating system, the first version of Windows Phone 7, referred to as of WP7, and hardware devices based on this platform by the end of 2010. The major manufacturers: Nokia, Samsung, HTC, which announced the Windows Mobile series completely out of the phone operating system market. Brand new WP7 completely give up the WM5 Preview 6X user interface, and the program is not compatible with each other, and Microsoft has completely re-code and visual of the entire system, but because of its worry about the continuity of mobile products and the overall brand, the The name of WP7 ". This version improves the original user interface, multi-touch features, and motion sensor capabilities, several companies have introduced a touch phone for Windows Phone system. Windows Phone 7 in February 16, 2010, changed its name to "Windows Phone 7 Series", subsequently canceled on April 2 "Series", and changed back to "Windows Phone 7".
September 27, 2011, Microsoft released a major update to Windows Phone system version of Windows Phone 7.5 "for the first time to support the Chinese. Windows Phone7.5 is an upgraded version of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 on the basis of substantial optimization to improve, which contains the fixes and new features of many systems, including Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, including 17 kinds of new language.
June 21, 2012, Microsoft held a conference in
officially released the new
operating system Windows Phone 8 (hereinafter referred to WP8). Windows Phone 8
to give up the WinCE kernel, switch to the same NT kernel with Windows 8.
However, because the kernel changes, WP8 will not support the current the WP7.5
system phone upgrade, and now the the WP7.5 phone can only upgrade to WP7.8
system. Microsoft officially confirmed the Windows Phone will be listed in the
fall. San Francisco, USA