Last article, we know that Windows Phones can’t upgrade to WP8.0, so what’s the difference between Windows Phone 7.8 and 8.0?
In fact, so far, Microsoft has just announced a small part of functions about the Windows Phone 8, more features will be announced later. However, according to the available information, the difference between Windows Phone 7.8 and 8.0 is mainly reflected in the following ten points.
1. Windows CE and Windows NT
The difference of kernel can be said the most fundamental difference of these two versions, WP7.8 is the Windows CE kernel, but the WP8.0 is the Windows NT kernel. WP7.8 by using the Windows CE kernel ensure the smooth operation of the phone system, but can not manage a higher standard hardware and software platforms, and WP8.0 will support multi-core processors, more powerful computing capability .
2. IE 9 and the IE 10
I think many people are aware of Skype, which is an online real-time voice communication tool that can provide free high-definition voice conversations with other users, in the last year Microsoft acquired Skype for $ 8.5 billion. For the difference between WP7.8 and WP8 is WP7.8 Skype features as a separate application requires a separate download, and Microsoft sucked Skype integrated into WP8 system, the user calls over the Internet just like a regular telephone via Skype in general,
4. RCS-e (the carrier's data service side)
RCS-e function allows the operators add some custom data services in "contacts" of the mobile phone, such as VOIP. VOIP phone can direct dial from the telephone dial-up interface of Windows Phone. The feature same with Skype, the WP7.8 belongs to a separate application, WP8 is fully integrated into the phone system.
5. DataSmart (data flow view software)
This function is used to allow the user to monitor data, like the Skype and RCS-e, WP8.0 integrated this function into the system, but WP7.8 is downloaded as a separate procedure.
6. Voice Command
Though WP7.8 and WP8.0 also support the same voice command features, and procedures for dialogue, but the WP8.0 voice command feature will bring more to upgrade, that it means the voice command of the WP8.0 will have more many choices.
7. Voice Search
Same with the voice commands, voice search in the WP8.0 version will also be upgraded, but will also bring enhanced television recognition function, the function of this is before we do not know, but from a naming point of view, this feature should be navigation for user through the voice of television programs.
8. Cloud Services
Cloud services are also the main push of a feature in smart phones nearly two years. WP7.8 above, cloud services can only Office OneNote, 356 and other synchronization to the cloud, and WP8.0 function of the cloud can be all data synchronized to the cloud.
9, Visual Voice Mail
The WP7.8 only supports the visual voice mail in some countries, while the WP are supported in all countries.
10. OTA Automatic Update
WP7.8 does not support OTA automatic update feature will only push the update notice. WP8 is to upgrade the OTA functionality to support the mobile phone automatically updated.
The Summary of the difference between Windows Phone 7.8 and 8.0: in fact, blows the hardware aspects, WP8 and WP7.8, have many differences in the functional experience, but from the information available, these differences are not very affect our daily lives. But these are not the focus, I want to say: compared to Apple iOS and Google Android smart platform promote the localization process vigorously; Microsoft has a tough way to go.
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