Monday, June 28, 2004
Posted by Ed Hansberry in "NEWS" @ 07:00 AM
Microsoft will release the next version of Windows CE in early July, version 5.0. Windows CE is the platform that the Windows Mobile operating system is based on. Windows Mobile 2003/2003 SE devices have Windows CE 4.2. I am pretty sure the next version of Windows Mobile will be based on Windows CE 5.0. Based on this Brighthand article, the next Windows Mobile platform will support Direct 3D Mobile (D3DM), Direct X for the mobile device. According to the Windows CE 5.0 Technology Preview, D3DM is a part of the new embedded operating system.
Because of the work the Mobile Development team when through for Windows Mobile 2003 to allow them to relatively easily slip a newer version of CE under the Windows Mobile platform, it means they won't have to spend months and months getting CE 5.0 under the hood.