Screenshots from the WP8 SDK posted

By Kip Kniskern | In Mobile | Posted September 22, 2012 16 comments

screenshot20120922008The first developers are beginning to get their hands on a near final version of Windows Phone 8 SDK, and although we haven’t seen a widespread leak as of yet, a poster in the WinUnLeaked.info forums has posted a nice collection of screenshots taken off the emulator.

While the screenshots confirm a few things, like downloadable maps, expanded keyboard and language choices, and the “Xbox Music Pass”, we don’t see any secrets jumping off the page, at least none that are worth alienating developers by restricting access to the SDK.

Of course just seeing a screenshot of Xbox Music Pass doesn’t show the breadth of the supposed 30 million song availability, or the details of the “Xbox Music Collection” and how that will tie in to SkyDrive, etc., and there are definitely some new features.  Captured in the screenshots are evidence of a “Do Not Track” request setting for Internet Explorer; better management of website storage on your phone; a setup section for Company Policy allowing remote disabling of the SD card, encrypting storage, and a full remote wipe of the phone; “personalized suggestions” that, once your Microsoft and Facebook accounts are tied to Bing, can suggest apps, nearby places, and deals; and the “camera lens” features that Joe Belfiore showed off at the Nokia 920 event recently.

Also included in the screenshots are Microsoft Wallet, Office settings, a full list of keyboard and language settings, Xbox sync settings, and more.  You can check out all the screenshots at WinUnleaked.info (you’ll need to register to see the images, it’s free).  Does anything jump out at you as being a really cool new feature of Windows Phone 8, previously unannounced?

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 9:23 am
Category: Mobile
Tags: Windows Phone 8
  • Kévin Gosse

    While I don’t approve Microsoft’s policy of restricting access to the SDK, I find rather ironical that some developers start leaking the contents of the SDK as soon as they get their hands on it. Somehow, if I was working at Microsoft, I guess I’d be shrugging and mumbling “… told you so”.

  • http://twitter.com/KooKiz Kévin Gosse

    While I don’t approve Microsoft’s policy of restricting access to the SDK, I find rather ironical that some developers start leaking the contents of the SDK as soon as they get their hands on it. Somehow, if I was working at Microsoft, I guess I’d be shrugging and mumbling “… told you so”.

  • arseny92

    Added some images that were missing, in a post below the linked one ;)

  • arseny92

    Added some images that were missing, in a post below the linked one ;)

  • http://www.tekwalla.com/ Tekwalla

    Looks like the images have been taken down off. :( I missed them!

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      The screenshots are still there, you need to register and/or log in to see them

      • http://www.tekwalla.com/ Tekwalla

        Got it. Looks like imageshack.us is blocked in my country. Got to see them by using a proxy server. :D

  • http://www.techomaniac.com Techomaniac

    Looks like the images have been taken down off. :( I missed them!

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      The screenshots are still there, you need to register and/or log in to see them

      • http://www.techomaniac.com Techomaniac

        Got it. Looks like imageshack.us is blocked in my country. Got to see them by using a proxy server. :D

  • Maceoparker

    Wow Micosoft are really trying to keep the lid on Windows Phone 8. There must be some juicy stuff they dont want leaked. Will it have killer features to go up against Apple that is the question!

    • markjonson

      At this point it doesn’t really sound like there’s anything big left to reveal. Regardless, Microsoft seems committed to letting everyone use their upgrade to get an iPhone 5, waiting a few weeks, revealing Windows Phone 8, then wondering why no one is buying the devices.

  • Maceoparker

    Wow Micosoft are really trying to keep the lid on Windows Phone 8. There must be some juicy stuff they dont want leaked. Will it have killer features to go up against Apple that is the question!

    • markjonson

      At this point it doesn’t really sound like there’s anything big left to reveal. Regardless, Microsoft seems committed to letting everyone use their upgrade to get an iPhone 5, waiting a few weeks, revealing Windows Phone 8, then wondering why no one is buying the devices.

  • Hulmiho

    holy fuck!
    i am really impressed

  • Hulmiho

    holy fuck!
    i am really impressed