Windows Phone 8 Team has released the OS for manufacturing; Oct 26 seems intact for a release
The RTM (Release to manufacturing) is passed on for Windows 8 OS thus paving a way for WP8 phones
This is part of a Microsoft tradition where team members sign-off for any OS/Software/Hardware (with their signatures of course) release by writing with markers on the wall. The Windows Phone 8 team performed this yesterday. The RTM (Release to manufacturing) is passed on for Windows 8 OS thus paving a way for WP8 phones and other Windows 8 machines.
Oct 26th is the Windows 8 release date as per company plans and the RTM date has ceased exactly where it should, a Microsoft official has confirmed. The project plan is just going fine.
Better no doubt! It has to come out sooner with potential enough to compete the already high Android and iOS platforms. We have heard about a lot of improvements, enhancements or renovations to existing infrastructure. Windows 8 has to show its potential in terms of apps and games in the recently revamped Windows Phone store.
As far as the Software Development Kit (SDK) goes, Microsoft did make an announcement that they were accepting developer’s request for the SDK, although the access provision dates weren’t confirmed. With the RTM announcements, developers would be more keen on getting their hands on the software development kit.
Full list of features for Windows 8 are yet to be announced. It was only during the Windows Phone Summit that Microsoft highlighted few features like NFC capabilities, multi-core processor support, 720p and higher resolutions. Steve Ballmer might have a lot of announcements to make on October 26th; especially in the mobile platform developments. We all know how crucial the mobile space is now.