Windows Phone 8 to Pack 3D Nokia Maps, Skype Integration

Windows Phone logoWindows Phone 8, the next-generation mobile OS from Microsoft, is expected to bring along a wide range of enhancements over previous platform releases.

Nothing has been officially announced on the matter, but various rumors on this already surfaced, and new ones caught our attention now.

According to WPCentral, Windows Phone 8 will replace Bing Maps with Nokia Maps, and it will also offer 3D navigation capabilities, while taking advantage of hardware acceleration.

Moreover, Microsoft is expected to integrate Skype into the platform, for a better experience than before. It will connect to user’s phone book and such.

All in all, Windows Phone 8, codenamed Apollo, is expected to prove a major overhaul, with other new features included into the mix as well. All the necessary info on the platform should become official as soon as next week, at the Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Nokia, OSes, Skype, Windows Phone

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