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Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 SDK

Microsoft has launched the software development kit for the new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

According to the Register, the SDK incorporates a version of Visual Studio Express that’s been tailored to work with Windows Phone 8, includes a number of virtualised emulators and requires 64-bit version of Windows 8 to run.

The SDK supports HTML5, JavaScript, XAML, C#, and C++ as well as Direct3D-based hardware acceleration.

“We’re combining an array of hardware, tools, and technology to deliver a fundamentally reimagined Windows platform,” said Microsoft’s director of program management for Windows Phone, Kevin Gallo.

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