Less than week before Microsoft’s Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco, various leaked screenshots highlighting key Windows Phone 8 features have found their way onto the Web. The alleged images, which were posted on Nokia Innovation, show off Skype integration that allows users to make calls with or without video and initiate Skype chats, and a redesigned camera app that is rumored to be called “Lenses.” The screenshots also highlight a new datamonitoring system, similar to what is found in the latest version of Android, and a redesigned user-interface for the Nokia Drive 3.0 GPS app. An image of the redesigned camera app follows below.
Nokia already confirmed we will see the PureView technology on new Windows Phone 8 Nokia devices, as you know Nokia will be given more leeway than other OEMs to tweak the WP8 OS, I cannot confirm if this is what the new camera UI will look like, as it looks really simple, unless most of the settings are not in plain view. tapping the 3dots should unleash a whole new set of functions you can tweak.
It just shows a vertical bar which looks like its the zoom in/zoom out setting, the 3dots button, the upper button for switching between the main camera and the front facing camera, the other button I cannot quite make out what it is..
Based on the next screenshot, an interesting feature coming to windows phone is the ability to monitor data usage natively, I don’t think this is possible on current windows phones, it is however available on Symbian devices, but this screenshots shows that the new windows phone 8 will be able to monitor your data usage, the first bar shows how much data you have left, the second shows how many days remaining on your data plan, and it seems you can even adjust your data plan based (see more data plan) on the data report (pie chart %) from the in-built app. There’s even a live tile for instant access. awesome!
Lastly, here is the UI of the Nokia Drive 3.0, as you already know this will come with updated traffic report and re-routing, though this is not really a windows phone 8 feature as it will be updated to current windows phone, anytime now?… OK we’ll wait!
We personally can’t wait to see what’s in store for Windows Phone 8 , as the latest iteration of the OS should put it on par with Android and iOS. As always , stay tuned to CrackTech as we’ll be bringing you all the news as we get it.