Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:07 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
Windows This is the kind of news just tailor-made for OSNews. After 16 years of trusty service, the venerable Windows CE will be history as far as Microsoft's mobile operating system offering goes - the next major version of Windows Phone will use the NT kernel from Windows 8. As a heavy former Windows PocketPC Mobile CE Ultimate SP2 Edition user, this makes me sad. As a fan of the NT kernel, this makes me happy.
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NOKIA IS SO FUCKED! This new kernel will have even higher hardware requirements (no doubt about that in my mind, way more than the cut down single core CE kernel without a lot of the features)

"Even higher" ...WP7 is basically on the lower end of (so called "smartphone" at least) hardware, and still its performance (in UX) is praised.

They'll be fine, NT itself isn't really that heavy (and userland will be tailored to phones after all); how "light" CE is comes from, after all, the same thing how DOS is light (yes, an extreme analogy, but you get the idea) ...and it maybe makes some technical approaches more awkward (perhaps even resulting in "slower"), not so easily doable as with NT.
(also, Symbian appears to improve decently nowadays)

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