Windows Phone

Windows Phone

 




Introduction

Windows Phone is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft and is the successor to its Windows Mobile platform, primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market. With Windows Phone, Microsoft offers a new user interface with its design language, integrates the operating system with third party and other Microsoft services, and controls the hardware on which it runs.

The User Interface

Windows Phone features a new user interface, based upon Microsoft's Windows Phone design system. The home screen, called the "Start screen", is made up of "Live Tiles", that are links to applications, features, functions and individual items (such as contacts, web pages, applications or media items); users can add, rearrange, or remove Tiles. Tiles are dynamic and update in real time: for example, the tile for an email account would display the number of unread messages or a Tile could display a live update of the weather. Several features of Windows Phone are organized into hubs, which combine local and online content via Windows Phone's integration with popular social networks such as Facebook, Windows Live, and Twitter (for example, the Pictures hub shows photos captured with the device's camera and the user's Facebook photo albums, and the People hub shows contacts aggregated from multiple sources including Windows Live, Facebook, and Gmail). From the Hub, users can directly comment and 'like' on social network updates. The other built-in hubs are Music and Video (which integrates with Zune), Games (which integrates with Xbox Live), Windows Phone Marketplace, and Microsoft Office. Windows Phone uses multi-touch technology. The default Windows Phone user interface has a dark theme that prolongs battery life on OLED screens as fully black pixels don't emit light. The user may choose a light theme instead, and can also choose from several accent colors. User interface elements such as tiles are shown in the user's chosen accent color. Third-party applications can be automatically themed with these colors.




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  • Luigi Bruno edited Revision 10. Comment: Added the "Books" list in the "See Also" section.

  • Luigi Bruno edited Revision 11. Comment: Added the "The User Interface" section.

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 12. Comment: Retired the stubbiness. Added the Credits section. Another great article, Luigi!

  • I'm going on collecting credits! ;-)

  • Luigi Bruno edited Revision 13. Comment: Added a link in the "MSDN Magazine Articles" list in the "Community Resources" section.

  • Luigi Bruno edited Revision 14. Comment: Added the Windows Phone logo.

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