On June 20, Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8, set for release later this year.
[h2]Shared Windows Core.[/h2]
Now Windows Phone has the same Windows NT kernel you'll find on your desktop.
This makes porting apps from one device to another much easier.
Dual core processors, HD screens, microSD - all that stuff that should've been there long ago is now supported.
[h2]A better browser[/h2]
IE is good now, and has been since version 9. Now it's even better, and much faster.
Now not only the games will be faster and prettier, more developers will be able to port their apps to Windows Phone.
NFC allows you to share things with just a bump, and it also allows crap like bank apps and etc.
A wallet. You can can save your credit cards to the phone and use them, I guess. Probably going to be US only anyway, so whatever.
Offline maps, turn-by-turn navigation, and other great features that I'm too lazy to
I know what some of those words mean.
An OPTIONAL feature that allows you to have smaller tiles on the homescreen.
It's better now! I guess.
[h2]Over the air updates[/h2]
No more fiddling with Zune!
50 languages, 180 countries.
Buy all those new flowers for your Farmville Mobile (is that even a real thing?)
[h2]No old device support[/h2]
That's right, that Lumia you bought yesterday is dead now. Instead you will get Windows Phone 7.8, which will bring some of the new features over.