Microsoft Corporation India has announced the official launch of their Windows Phone OS in India. Completely scrapping their earlier mobile OS, the new one now sports a user interface called ‘Metro’, that’s basically an integration of Live Tiles and Hubs. The conventional application icons have been replaced by Live Tiles on the Windows Phone start screen that displays critical information at a glance. The Live Tiles have real-time updates from the Web such as news, appointments or friends’ statuses. Live Tiles can also be created from whatever content a consumer wants, for applications, websites and music.
Windows Phone finally launches officially
Microsoft has also integrated ‘hubs’ into the new OS which brings together related content into a single view to simplify common tasks that include – People, Pictures, Games, Music, Videos, Marketplace and Office. All Windows Phone devices that will be launched will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processor and will come with a dedicated hardware button for Bing, providing one-click access to search from anywhere on the phone.
Microsoft has also revealed that a range of Windows Phone devices will be available in India soon, the first being the HTC Radar. This will be followed by devices from Samsung and Acer, and subsequently Nokia.
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