Well, that’s what recent rumors point to with Windows 8 still rapidly under production.
Now, it has been reported that Windows Phone 8, simply codenamed “Apollo” will actively reuse codes from the upcoming Windows 8 operating system (which is due by the end of this year) especially with reference to the Kernel, Network Stacks, Security and Multi Media. Chances are that this could mean Windows Phone 8 ditching the current Windows Phone 7.5 core (successfully uses Windows Embedded Compact).
The same report as noted seems to be based on a supposed leak of a Microsoft video featuring Windows Phone’s Manager Joe Belifore. And as such, there has also been reports based on different sources and rumors elsewhere that the Windows 8 Kernel is coming soon enough to Windows Phone.
Chances and changes in merging Microsoft’s Windows 8 with Windows Phone 8 DNA
Now, by merging the kernels and bringing the same operating system’s features under one single roof, chances are Windows 8 applications that were developed by Redmond and other third-party developers could very run, look and behave the same way on Windows Phone 8.
And as far as appearances go, Microsoft would positively resemble more like Apple in having its laptop, desktop and tablet softwares,
and not to forget its phone software, both looking and behaving the same. The team at Microsoft has already experimented with merging of the UI, with the Metro look in Windows Phone coming to one of the two versions of Windows 8 as planned by Microsoft – the version for tablets.
Further reports claim that there will be support for native codes. Meaning an app could effectively be compiled to run with the processor and instructions of a particular phone running Windows Phone 8.
The team also suggests that merging Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 might in time bring simplification in some areas while complexity cannot be completely over ruled in some others. This has been based specifically around the fact that Windows 8 drivers will run on x86 and ARM.
Finally, among other features supposedly planned with reference to Apollo includes “Internet Explorer 10” (which will use an Opera style set of proxy servers to compress data and smoothly deliver pages to the client), integration with a revamped “Skype” app, automatic “Wi-Fi” connection to carrier networks and the use of Microsoft’s 128-bit BitLocker for full disk encryption found currently on Windows desktops.
Well, that’s all about the enhanced Windows 8 drivers for now. Bye!