With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft will redo the plumbing of its mobile operating system to allow more diverse hardware and easier app development.

At last, Windows Phone will support multi-core processors, HD screen resolutions and microSD cards for hardware makers, and will add native code support and other goodies for app development. The goal, as always, will be to elevate Windows Phone from underdog status against iOS and Android.

At a press event this week, Microsoft only announced some of the changes it will make in Windows Phone 8. The rest will come later, before new phones running the software launch this fall. (My colleague, Harry McCracken, has outlined what we know so far.) In the meantime, let’s consider what still needs to happen for Windows Phone 8 to start making a serious dent in the sales of its rivals:

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