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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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1.11. Windows Phone 8 for Smartphones

Windows Phone 8 is a pared down version of Windows 8 designed for smartphones. These are resource-constrained devices—they have less memory and processor power than desktop computers, and limited battery life. Windows Phone 8 has the same core operating systems services as Windows 8, including a common file system, security, networking, media and Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) web browser technology. However, Windows Phone 8 has only the features necessary for smartphones, allowing them to run efficiently, minimizing the burden on the device’s resources.

New to this edition of the book, you’ll use Visual C# 2012 to develop your own Windows Phone 8 apps. Just as the Objective-C programming language has increased ...

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