Windows Phone 8 'Apollo' based on the desktop OS' kernel, brings NFC, native Skype, more

Matthew

TS Evangelist
An internal video acquired by PocketNow has revealed a slew of fresh details about Microsoft's upcoming handsets. In the leaked clip, Joe Belfiore, director of the Windows Phone program, describes…

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Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
Sounds good and all but surely that means virus's will now be an issue? That would mean a running anti-virus which means more power needed.

Overall I think it's a neat idea, I like what Microsoft is trying to do however, bare in mind how many security flaws get found in windows, I can't see this as being a very battery friendly OS
 

Chazz

TS Evangelist
Burty117 said:
Sounds good and all but surely that means virus's will now be an issue? That would mean a running anti-virus which means more power needed.

Overall I think it's a neat idea, I like what Microsoft is trying to do however, bare in mind how many security flaws get found in windows, I can't see this as being a very battery friendly OS
Well wp7 is very good on battery usage atm. What do you think the new update will bring that changes that?
 

Archean

TechSpot Paladin
Burty117 said:
Sounds good and all but surely that means virus's will now be an issue? That would mean a running anti-virus which means more power needed.

Overall I think it's a neat idea, I like what Microsoft is trying to do however, bare in mind how many security flaws get found in windows, I can't see this as being a very battery friendly OS
I don't believe any OS is without security issues. Have a look at poor control of Google on this issue, which in turn let people use its market to spread all type of malware and stuff.

If MS is able to pull of this integration, I think MS will continue to own corporate ..... which would be very significant achievement IMO.
 

lawfer

TechSpot Paladin
I wouldn't worry about the security. Although WinRT will be ported, it doesn't mean the whole OS will.
 
G

Guest

Ya think, with a name like Princeton ,should have a better command of the language, is" to and fro", check before ya correct,
 

lawfer

TechSpot Paladin
Guest said:
Ya think, with a name like Princeton ,should have a better command of the language, is" to and fro", check before ya correct,
It's not a big deal, get over it.