Saturday, August 25, 2012

Will Windows Phone 7 Apps Run On Windows Phone 8?

I had been under the impression that the new Windows Phone 8 app model wouldn’t support “classic” Windows Phone 7 apps.  From various rumors, it seemed that it might be based on WinRT (which would be good) and Silverlight would no longer be an option (not as good).  This seemed like a dumb idea due to the zeroing out of the Marketplace, but I thought maybe it was the price to pay for moving forward.  Now I notice that when I submit an app update using current phone tools, I appear to get Windows Phone 8 compatibility for free!  Interesting, interesting…

 

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