Today, smartphone apps orbit around the most popular mobile platforms (with the "media elite" preferring iOS apps).
But with the popularity of Windows 8 and Windows RT, apps will be deployed on hundreds of millions of laptops, desktops and tablets over the next six months that will utterly drown out Android and iOS devices in sheer numbers.
And the best mobile platform to run that already-popular Metro tablet/laptop/desktop app on?
I just see it as more revenue for app devs. They'll continue to develop for Android and iOS and apps for Windows 8. I don't see how WP8 comes in.
The question is. How much more effort will it take to port an app from Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8. There's sure to be some hardware restrictions, seeing as WP8/8RT has more memory and faster processor. Like, how easy is it to port from the iPad to the iPhone?
I believe you have access to windows explorer on RT since you can get to control panel and the desktop just like on Pro.
WP8 does not look like W8 besides the start screen. Of course that is pretty much all we have seen of W8 or WP8 so maybe they are the same UI for both. I just know in WP7.5 menus are on pivots and scroll, the settings menus I have seen in w8 are just along the bottom. Makes it hard for me to believe you just flip a compiler switch and it makes all those pivots and what nots for wp8.