The next generation of Microsofts mobile OS has been annouced. As expected it will be based on the Windows 8 platform, making developers like us happy since porting applications should be a breeze. But the biggest surprise / disappointment was that the existing WP 7.5 mobile phones will not be able to run it.
As a compensation, version 7.8 will be released. This will give those of us with non compatible devices some of the improvements, like the new home screen options with configurable tile sizes.
We’re all pretty excited about getting our hands on a device and have already started looking into developing for this platform.
More info about the new platform can be found here