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- Support and Sales of Mobile OCR Engine for Windows Mobile ended in December 2013
- ABBYY offered its compact OCR Engine for the “old Windows Mobile” form 2006 until end of 2013. Since this operating system is not used and rolled out any longer, ABBYY also stopped maintaining this version
SDK for Windows Mobile
Windows Mobile Intro
- Windows Mobile is a compact mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and designed for use in smartphones and mobile devices.
- The version was called 'Windows Mobile 6.5'. It is based on the Windows CE 5.2 kernel, and features a suite of basic applications developed using the Microsoft Windows API
- Microsoft announced a completely new phone platform, Windows Phone 7 Series, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 15, 2010.
- Phones running Windows Mobile 6.x will not be upgradeable to version 7.
- Microsoft Win Mobile Homepage: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/default.mspx
Windows Mobile 6.5 Screen
Mobile OCR Engine and Windows Phone 7.x
- The current distributive of Mobile OCR Engine 4.0 is not supporting Windows Phone 7.x
- ABBYY was planning to add Windows Phone 7 support, but because of the fact that Microsoft is currently not supporting native C++ code on the new operating system, it is not possible for ABBYY to provide the SDK.
- Windows Phone 7 can not be supported in the nearest future, because only Silverlight and XNA with C# code is possible.
Mobile OCR Engine and Windows Phone 8.0
- The current distributive of Mobile OCR Engine 4.0 is not supporting Windows Phone 8.0
- Microsoft changed the architecture and also the way how applications should be developed
- The future of Silverlight is now a “dead end road”
- XNA usage has changed for Windows Phone 8
- Currently the Windows Phone 8 support is not on the roadmap for ABBYY's on device OCR Engine.
- With ABBYY's Cloud OCR SDK there is an online alternative to process images and business cards - cross platform form all mobile platforms API & Code Samples
- Never the less, please contact ABBYY Europe when you would like to be able to run OCR directly on a Windows Phone 8.x device.
ABBYY is collecting developer feedback and things can change
Image source Microsoft, http://developer.windowsphone.com/en-us/develop
Available Mobile OCR Engine Versions
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