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Developers Praise Windows Phone 8 SDK, but Virtualization and Upgrades Drag On


With its newly released Windows Phone SDK 8.0, Microsoft is offering a better story for smartphone software developers, but the SDK itself may force some developers to undergo system upgrades. Windows Phone 8 could at long last give Microsoft the smartphone it needs to make up for lost ground in the mobile space, which is now dominated by Google’s Android smartphones and Apple’s iPhone. But software architect and blogger Tad Anderson has given the SDK itself a thumbs-down, calling it a “big-time flop” in a blog entry. Still, he likes Microsoft’s overall prospects in the smartphone realm.

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