Windows 8 to Support Windows Phone 7 Apps?

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Here’s a nice rumor started by Nvidia CEO Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang as reported by CNET. He says that Windows 8, Microsoft’s next desktop and tablet operating system, will support running Windows Phone 7 applications. I’m not sure if I would believe that it will run un-modified Windows Phone 7 apps since many desktop computers don’t have some of the sensors required by certain phone apps. Accelerometers for example won’t always be found in Windows 8 PCs. Personally I’m thinking the more likely scenario would be the ability for developers to re-use 95% of the code designed for a Windows Phone 7 app in a Windows 8 app using exactly the same development tools. This would likely be a huge advantage to developers wanting to design apps that work on Windows Phone, Windows Tablets, Windows PCs, and maybe even Xbox.

What do you think? Will Windows 8 support straight up Windows Phone 7 apps or will they require some subtle modifications?

Source: CNET

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!