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  • Dear All,

    We are embarking on developing applications for WIndows based tablets. 

    We are looking at WIndows Phone 8 OS as the target for us to develop apps and distribute through WIndows stores.

    Question,

    1. Is WIndows Ph 8 OS applies for both Mobile Phones and Tablets or this OS is meant only for WIndows mobiles?

    2. If it is meant also for tablets, are there any tablets which curreently in the market run WIndows Ph8 (I am not talking about Windows 8 or WIndows RT).

    3. Also, Native code usage is a new feature I believe is introduced on WIndows Phone 8. But, is that feature also available on Windows 8 /  Windows RT Mobile OS?

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 4:50 PM

Answers

  • Hi Sankarshana, here my answers:

    1. No. Windows Phone is only for Windows Phone 8 OS capable. Smartphones only.
    2. No. Tablets uses Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT. You can develop for Windows Store here.
    3. Yes. Available on both in its own implementations. Windows Store apps is not equal to Windows Phone apps. Uses the similar cores but not the same.

    Hope it helps.


    Christian Amado
    MCPD: Windows Phone Developer | Visit my blog
    Mark my replies as answer if helps you.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:36 PM
  • No, Windows Phone is only for Phones. Tablets either have Windows 8 (x86 CPU) or Windows RT (ARM CPU).
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 4:57 PM

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  • No, Windows Phone is only for Phones. Tablets either have Windows 8 (x86 CPU) or Windows RT (ARM CPU).
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 4:57 PM
  • Hi Sankarshana, here my answers:

    1. No. Windows Phone is only for Windows Phone 8 OS capable. Smartphones only.
    2. No. Tablets uses Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT. You can develop for Windows Store here.
    3. Yes. Available on both in its own implementations. Windows Store apps is not equal to Windows Phone apps. Uses the similar cores but not the same.

    Hope it helps.


    Christian Amado
    MCPD: Windows Phone Developer | Visit my blog
    Mark my replies as answer if helps you.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:36 PM
  • Guys

    Thanks a lot. That clarifies...





    Friday, July 5, 2013 8:52 AM