Below are some notes from Build 2014 Keynote.
Windows Phone 8.1 will allow bumping a mobile phone call to a Skype video call in one click, with a Skype button.
Of course, Cortana. Cortana as an extensible platform. (can trigger deep app integration.)
WinJS going cross platform. And opensource.
What’s in the future?
- XBox will become the next TV? (noted: avg user on xbox 5hrs a day..what?!)
- Universal apps will run on Xbox
- Kinect for Windows 2.0: 1080p, wide field of view, skeletal tracking better, low light
- Internet of Things: Intel Galileo board (piano running windows!)
- Windows for internet of things for $0 dollars
- Phones and Tablets less than 9” for $0 dollars
- All Windows Lumia 8 will get 8.1
Windows start menu…
Next Gen Lumia
- metallic around the edge
- 5” full HD display
- wireless charging built-in
- 20MP, optical stabilized
- Living Images app – Story Teller app
- 4 digital microphones for video audio/ direction stereo recording
- $599 in June 2014
- 4.5” clear black display
- changeable shells
- 630-3G single sim/ 3G dual sim (enabled by win 8.1)
- sensor core:
Two Tiles for 2 sim’s
Sensor Core – for health /fitness