Window phone users are increasing day by day, out of which Window phone 8 was one of them. The major difference between Window Phone 7.5 and Window Phone 8 is not visible to end users. It is simply a kernel swap, shifting from Window CE to Window NT.
For Microsoft, it is strategically important for it. The company is thinking that after that a common operating system core across the phones, tablets, desktop, and TVs, that gives developers the facility to have substantially same code running across all these different system.
But the fact is that these all facts do not matter to end user. Window Phone 8 is considered to be solid and usable Smartphone platform but it lacks any big headline feature. But it does not give people to give the platform a second look.
Window Phone 8 offered a few API in common and there was a technique to share code between the two and developers have to write different code to run on both platforms.
To start, Microsoft operating system has started to carve out a little bit itself with a, market share 10 % above in numbers of markets.
For example Nokia Lumia 520 has proven popular, offering a full Smartphone experience on a device. Window Phone is considered to be robust even on low-end hardware, with good performance and features ensuring the user will experience solid device even when the hardware is highly affordable.
On the other hand, the experience of high end device with large, high-resolution screen was quite lackluster. Actually, Microsoft offered an inconsistent approach that will allow app to take advantage of extra screen real estate.
Window Phone 8.1 has to work on hardware to both strengthen its position at low end and give it the chance of making inroad at high end.
Some advantage is also found in Window Phone 8.1 that is given as good feedback by the users like Window Phone Keyboard. It has always been a good example of a touch keyboard with good accuracy and easy access to symbols.
Up gradation of Window Phone 8 to 8.1 is proved to be very popular. It now supports swipe-based typing, so that we can drag our finger between the letters rather to tap individually.
This Window 8.1 device is having action center consists of four spaces on top for customizable shortcuts. This is the place where we can access brightness, airplane mode, Bluetooth, internet sharing, quiet hours, location and rotation lock; we may also a shortcut for our camera (extremely helpful if our phone doesn’t have a physical shutter key) and settings like WiFi or VPN access. In continuation of our tour, the old status bar still sits at the top of the screen, but it now shows a battery meter and the date, both of which I’ve found handy. The options is to clear all notifications or go straight into settings are also up there to set up the plan to advertise the Window phone that is more or less good for us from hardware point of view.