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Windows Phone 8 to finally get Photosynth in "weeks"

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One of the more annoying omissions from the Windows Phone Store with the release of Windows Phone 8 has been Photosynth, Microsoft's 360 degree panorama photo taking app. The app had been available on Windows Phone 7.5 devices, but didn't make the jump to WP8, and the Photosynth team is finally explaining what went wrong, and has confirmed that a WP8 version of the app is just "weeks away".

According to a tweet sent out by the Photosynth Team today, the app "slipped due to problems with drivers on a few important phones". Of course, there aren't that many Windows Phone 8 devices on the market yet, so "a few" phones would add up to a majority of the ecosystem. Still, the issues should be worked out soon, and the app should be on its way within "weeks". 

Photosynth is an impressive app, much like Google's Photosphere, but of course it pre-dated Photosphere by quite a while. It will be interesting to see some Photosynths with the very nice camera found on the Nokia Lumia 920. 

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 21:34 6

1. louiemapa (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Finally!! Oh wait, what does it do?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 01:35 1

3. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


i first thought windows found sum way to charge their phone using solar power like wat photosynthesis does for plants!... well.....

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 11:08

4. bizwhizzy (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


"Photosynth, Microsoft's 360 degree panorama photo taking app", it's right there in the first sentence, guy. and in case you didn't make it that far the author also compares it to Google's photosphere.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 02:43

5. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


i said..and i quote myself here.. "I FIRST THOUGHT".... mayb u didn catch dat

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 22:30 2

2. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I'll go hunt for it, and see how well it does the job. After all, one of the reasons I bought my Lumia 920 was because of it's awesome camera. I don't see how anybody into photography can pass this smartphone up...

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