Microsoft will embed NFC payments to Windows 10
Microsoft is positioning Windows 10 as a universal platform that will work on all types of devices, including smartphones and tablets. However, the transition from Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10 is a complex task that puts the team before a serious test.
Mobile operating systems need additional capabilities compared to desktop systems. For example, they should have built-in apps for contacts, calendar, camera, e-wallets or billing system for NFC technology.
Thus, the requirements for Windows 10 significantly increased. Some common Windows Phone 8 functions should be re-designed for Windows 10. Must also be added a number of new features.
As expected, Windows 10 will offer a built-in system for payment based on NFC. Evidence of this is the recent announcement of Microsoft about finding a software developer and specialist in the field of testing, who will join the team of companies involved in the platform for NFC payments via a Windows device.
Because desktop version of Windows is a more open environment than a mobile platform, before Microsoft’s product is not an easy task. Porting code from Windows Phone 8.1 in this case is not suitable because of security reasons.
According to the latest information, the final version of Windows 10 will be released in the second half of 2015, not the first, as previously expected. It is possible that the new OS initially will not contain all features of Windows Phone 8.1 because of the huge amount of work still to do, writes wmpoweruser.com.