The upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system, aka “Apollo,” will contain support for NFC, multicore processors, new screen resolutions, and removable microSD card storage, according to an exclusive video intercepted by PoketNow.
In the video, senior vice president and Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore highlighted the new platform’s contactless payments capabilities, claiming Windows 8 devices will be able to offer a “wallet experience” through carrier-branded and controlled apps powered by a secure element on the SIM card or utilizing hardware in the phone itself.
The NFC in Windows 8 will also power peer-to-peer and machine-to-machine sharing capabilities between multiple enabled devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.
Expected to launch in Q4 of 2012, Windows 8 will also boast a new data management feature, along with integrated Skype calling.
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