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    Windows Phone 8

    Will all Windows phones be Windows 8 RT with ARM processors, or will some of them be Windows 8 Pro with x86 processors, or has anyone said?

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    It does not appear it will be either. As this article states the Win 8 phone code is borrowed from Win 8, but is a modified version that allows interaction to Win 8 devices seamlessly. In order to get into the full RT or x86 code you would need at least a tablet.
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    Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 share some code and the kernel, but are different products. Apps share some commonality, but aren't directly usable from one OS to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    It does not appear it will be either. As this article states the Win 8 phone code is borrowed from Win 8, but is a modified version that allows interaction to Win 8 devices seamlessly. In order to get into the full RT or x86 code you would need at least a tablet.
    Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 share some code and the kernel, but are different products. Apps share some commonality, but aren't directly usable from one OS to the other.
    Okay, good answers. I never thought that having one operating system that went from phones to desktops was a good idea, and now it turns out that they never intended to do that. and with Windows 8 RT, at least some tablets will have a different operating system.

    Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro. Three different operating systems. Based on a common code base, but with each one drawing what it needs from that code base. Imagine that. Now all they need is a desktop version with a "Classic" (by which I mean Windows 7) user interface.
    Last edited by Prescott; 2012-09-05 at 08:19. Reason: Fix second quote

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