We’re all well versed in iO6; that’s old news. Now we’re looking to Microsoft for the next major smartphone OS update.
We’ve been promised a “sneak peek” at Windows Phone 8 – or Apollo – on June 20 (next Wednesday). In the meantime, a series of sexy screenshots has been leaked.
Said screenshots were passed to Nokia Innovation, however the author warns: "I CANNOT confirm if these are 100% legit or if they are fan-made, but I guess we will find out next week… Hopefully!”
According to the screenshots, anyway, here are few things we can expect from Windows Phone 8:
- Skype integration: accept a Skype call with or without video, and start a chat session from the user’s profile
- Simple camera UI: a typically minimal camera UI, with most of the options tucked behind three dots. There’s a horizontal bar to zoom
- Data monitoring: monitor data use by app, complete with a special live tile
- Nokia Drive 3.0: an updated UI with sexy traffic reporting and re-routing
Yesterday we heard that Nokia Maps was set to replace Bing Maps on all Windows Phone 8 handsets - not just the Lumias.
Exciting stuff. We’ll have official juice on the “future of Windows Phone” next week.