The unique applications of Windows Phone 8

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What are the new features of the new operating system from Microsoft for smartphones , known as Windows Phone 8 . All thanks to a presentation of only one time when there was time to show their virtues , using the beautiful actress Jessica Alba gives your phone and of course, the applications that this operating system comes standard and is exclusive from the time of its release. We turn to react.

Look and Feel

Despite not being an application itself, the interface or visual aspect is one of the characteristic features of Windows Phone since its inception just over a year. In this new version, people Microsoft has evolved its home screen to customize and adapt to the taste and needs. Thus, applications that pinchemos on this screen can have three sizes different live tiles or animated icons. You just have to do a long pressand vary the size between small, medium and large , to place it in any space, having more or less information from the home screen.

Live Apps

A few days ago we told you about the animated backgrounds for lock screen of Windows Phone 8 .Well, it has finally been confirmed and, what is better, surprised us with new functions . And, in this new operating system developers can create special lock screens of their applications . A good example is showing the new application for Facebook . With it, once we block the terminal, we can see quickly without having to unlock the pending notifications or the latest images shared on the wall . A feature that allows us to further customize the terminal. Another example that was discussed during the presentation is to transform the lock screen into a digital picture frame , displaying user’s favorite images or content from other applications .

 

Pandora

Although only announced, without providing any performance or image of your design for this platform, was one of the new applications most surprised at the presentation. And is that Pandora is an old acquaintance on American soil. platform of music over the Internet allows us to hear different music channels , songs and radios . What is striking is that in Windows Phone 8 , Pandora comes with afree subscription for a year . Something that is without ads advertising interrupting listening style seen on Spotify and without limit reproductions . However, it seems to be to wait until 2013 for it, without being confirmed we can use it without problem from Spain .

Data Sense

The vice president of Microsoft and head of the presentation, Joe Belfiore said that unlike Windows Phone 8 on other platforms is that they have focused on the end user’s terminal . That is why, worried because we exceed our data rates , have created Data Sense . A tool to reduce data consumption in navigation and use of applications in Windows Phone 8 . Something similar to what has recently Nokiaapplication with Nokia Xpress . However, Data Sense surprised because learns user behavior and applications , and to limit the consumption of which we do not use as we approach the limit of our rate, plus take advantage of the service data compression of the cloud to reduce consumption general. Thedownside comes from the hand of the mobile operators , with which Data Sense must work closely, soit may take to reach Spain .

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Corner)

The parental control comes to mobile with Windows Phone 8 . A tool to protect your documents, applications and other issues when we left the terminal to the smallest of the house . With Kid’s Corner, or Corner Child in Castilian, we can create a safe environment and limited so that children can access games and applications that let us know that they will not be able to do any mischief .Something that was responsible for confirming Jessica Alba , who appeared on stage to talk about their experience with the operating system and the possibility that his daughter play without creating a scandal on Twitter . Although the community of Twitter has been responsible for denying that the actress use these terminals in their private lives, posting tweets or messages with photos in which she is seen with other brands of terminals …

People hub

Under the heading social of Windows Phone 8 there has been a very interesting novelty. They calledRooms or rooms and spaces are where sharing so private and secure all kinds of issues with other users. Thus we find an environment where chat and send messages, notes, calendar appointments and pictures with others who are in the same room or group. A curious and useful tool to connect andshare with users even iPhone .

Skype

As we learned a few days ago by the slip of a responsible marketing Skype , the application has been fully integrated into the terminals with Windows Phone 8 . Thus, the style WhatsApp , application for video calls is active in the background , they can receive for free through Internet om instant messages anytime. All these steps avoiding sign in and out and consumption of battery and data remain excessive running constantly.

Now we just have to wait for the arrival of new devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 , the Samsung ATIV S and HTC 8X and 8S . Although what worries us most is that all etas functions are fully operational from the time of its release

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