A summary of all new Windows Phone 8 features from the leaked SDK Emulator

Yesterday we saw the Windows Phone 8 SDK leaked to the web. Along with the SDK is the emulator which allow developers to test out their apps, and of course, the emulator is loaded with a version of the Windows Phone 8 OS. Today Hungarian website WP7.hu (via WMPU) managed to take screenshots of all the new features that they have found in the emulator, and to be honest, we think there’s quite a few changes that are quite compelling and useful for end users. We’ve summarised these in the table below:

Xbox Music Wallet Hub Email Attachments
Xbox Music + Video hub. Notice that the marketplace is now called the “Store”. Wallet hub. Office hub. You can now view your email attachments directly from here.
People hub - Together Automatic Backups Auto Upload Apps
People hub – Together Automatic backups. Now all your apps and settings and text messages can now be back up to the cloud. Auto upload apps. Developers can create apps that plug-in to this feature, allowing users to automatically upload their photos and videos to their service of choice.
Storage settings and SD card support Tap and Send Cellular settings
Storage settings and SD card support. Tap + Send NFC sharing capabilities. Support for SIM applications.
Data Sense Show music and video playing on Xbox console Show nearby WiFi
Data Sense Xbox SmartGlass integration. Ability to show the music or video currently playing on your Xbox console. Show nearby Wi-Fi hotspots in Maps.
Customizable lockscreen notifications Background from Bing New accent colors
Customizable lock screen and notification settings. Select background images from your photo albums or Bing. New accent colors.
Text to Speech and Speech Recognition Voice apps Enterprise phone management
Text to Speech and Voice Recognition Service. Support for voice commands within apps. Enterprise phone management.

Of course, these are only what we can find from the emulator itself for now. There could be a whole heaps of new features yet to be discovered. We could only wait for the official announcement, said to be revealed during Nokia World on September 5. So out of the above new features, which one are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!