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Windows Phone
Windows Phone 8 logo and wordmark.svg
Company / developerMicrosoft Corporation
Programmed inC, C++[1]
OS familyWindows
Working stateCurrent
Source modelClosed-source
Initial releaseNA November 8, 2010
PAL October 21, 2010
EU October 21, 2010
Latest stable releaseWindows Phone 8.10(8.01.10211.204) / December 20, 2012
Available language(s)25+ languages[2]
Package managerZune Software, Windows Phone App ,Windows Phone Store ,xap on Windows phone 8 and later
Supported platformsQualcomm Snapdragon (Based on ARM V.7 or later)
Kernel typeMonolithic (Windows CE) (Windows Phone 7) Hybrid (Windows NT) (Windows Phone 8)
Default user interfaceGraphical (Metro UI)
LicenseCommercial proprietary software

Windows Phone (formerly Windows Mobile) is an operating system by Microsoft for mobile phones. It is less popular than Android and iOS.[source?]


  1. Lextrait, Vincent (February 2010). "The Programming Languages Beacon, v10.0". Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  2. Petersen, Palle (June 20, 2012). "Windows Phone 8 announced today: will support 50 languages". Microsoft Language Portal Blog. Microsoft. Retrieved July 21, 2012.