Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows NT
Version6.2
Codename'Apollo'
Preliminary name
Semester
ArchitectureARM32
Latest build
Release date2012-10-26
Support end2014-07-08
Based on
Windows 8
Replaces
Windows Phone 7
Replaced by
Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8 (codenamed 'Apollo') is a version of the Windows Phone mobile operating system. This is the first version based off of the Windows NT kernel instead of Windows CE, being developed as a version of Windows 8 in concurrency with it.

Windows Phone has its own versioning system. The build of Windows NT that a given build is based on is stated in the build's page.

Update system[edit | edit source]

Windows Phone 8 updates are distributed via Windows Update as CABs with three different extensions: a file of type .spkg is a full package, a file of type .spku is an update package containing PA30 delta compressed files from a previous build,[note 1] and a file of type .spkr is a removal package.

Builds[edit | edit source]

Developer Preview[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

GDR1[edit | edit source]

GDR2[edit | edit source]

GDR3[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The delta compressed files can be applied on a Windows PC using a tool like delta_patch.py