Microsoft unveiled the future of its Windows Phone hardware specifications at MIX11 this week.
Microsoft distinguished engineer Istvan Cseri revealed the new hardware specifications for future Windows Phones on Wednesday. Cseri explains that hardware manufacturers can now include a Gyro sensor in future Windows Phones. The Gyro feature is an optional element that OEMs can decide to build into their future Windows Phone devices. Microsoft has also been working closely with the latest hardware silicon vendors to support Qualcomm’s new system-on-a-chip (SoC) MSM7X30 chipset. Mobiletechworld reports that Microsoft has also dropped the HVGA chassis spec and that WVGA is now the only screen resolution supported for Windows Phones. Qualcomm remains the only certified SoC manufacturer.
Microsoft also revealed a number of key new developer enhancements for Windows Phone “Mango”, available later this year. “Mango” will also include an array of new features for end users, including multitasking and Internet Explorer 9 mobile. Visit our Mango section here for full information.