By The Associated Press
COMING SOON: Windows Phone 8 will be available on new phones this fall. The software will bring Windows phones closer to PCs and tablets running Windows 8, which is also scheduled to launch this year.
ABOUT THE UPDATE: Windows Phone 8 will accept expansion memory cards, like Android phones do. It will work on processors with more than one computing "core," common in high-end smartphones. The new software will also work with near-field communications chips, allowing phones to be used in place of credit cards at some payment terminals.
THE CATCH: The update won't be available to current Windows Phones.
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