Final Windows Phone 8 walkthrough leaks out in a lengthy video

Final Windows Phone 8 walkthrough leaks out in a lengthy video
The Nokia Lumia 920 and 820, and even the later-announced HTC WIndows Phone 8X and 8S, didn't let us see what WP8 will look like and behave beyond that new start screen with the resizable tiles. We are going to know the full story around the end of October, when Microsoft will officially launch the final version.

Well, the near final SDK that was meant for select developers has been floating around the Internets for a while now, and the leaked software was taken, installed on a 64-bit Windows 8 Pro RTM machine, as it is the only one that can take it, and the emulator fired up and recorded. 

As a result, we have about 10 minutes of pesenting all the cool new functions that Windows Phone 8 will tag along, so you'd know better what to expect with the Lumia 920, HTC 8X and the rest of the WP8 starting gang. Enjoy the walkthrough below, and tell us what you think of the work Microsoft has done so far.

source: WPCentral

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62 Comments

1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Looking excitedly to the end of October, so we get the official instead of the unofficial. Bring it, MS....

2. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Not sure if I like it yet. Still got another year and a half to go with my Lumia 800 anyway, so by then it will have already changed.

19. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Well actually you only have a couple months before you get the 7.8 update which will give you the "look and feel" of Wp8 supposedly.

3. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

There're still many things we haven't seen yet...I guess we will have to wait until october 25th.

21. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yes, I think it's weird that there wasn't any mention of a overhauled voice-assistant to compete with Google Now and Siri. I honestly want to believe that MS is just trying to keep some things on the down low until Oct 25th. I mean come on, they knew they were sending out the SDK to people that run websites like WPCentral. I just doubt they would show all their cards so early.

4. wp8forever unregistered

best os - checked best looking phone - checked best display- checked nfc - checked wireless charging - checked best camera - checked longest battery - checked good customer support - checked apps - checked money to buy - checked LUMIA 920 PRICELESS.

14. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Here comes the "RED" paints, Thumbs down!

26. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

not really :P

27. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

one red from me.

16. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

And above all is the iP5 & S3....

52. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

LUMIA 920 IS SUPER ULTRA AMAZING!!!!

5. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Can't for this. Android is starting to get a little stale for my taste and I'm never buying an iAnything. This will be a nice change of pace. I have T-mobile so I'll have to settle for the 8x though, ah, first world problems.

29. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The 8x is a great device buddy...don't let anyone else tell you otherwise

36. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I know, still, I'm gonna miss out on the new screen, the awesome camera, and the Nokia exclusive apps :c Oh, and the removable battery.

34. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Edit: *Can't wait for this d:

6. MeoCao unregistered

Very boring OS, there's no innovation and many features like voice search.. are lacking very little personalization. Things are not looking good for WP.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This isn't the final version. I hope. There is a lot of kicking around that MS is sitting on the releases as they finish up some other features. I hope. I am expecting a huge upgrade. Anything less, and I will not be a part of WP 8. Especially at launch.

30. SleepingOz unregistered

Couldn't say it better.. Very boring UI imho!

31. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

You can't tell anything really from this video being it's not a hands on of WP8.

7. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

forget WP.....note 2,android top dogs,iphone5(maybe) and bbos 10....no way for u

12. wp8forever unregistered

Top dogs ,before u open ur mouth with a baby diaper in it you shoud have somethig to back up ur comment ,tell why they are top dogs ,compare to lumia 920 why ,cuz they have a better design lol or a better camera lol o wait a better screen ,o wait wirreless charging o wait maybe they share the same core as with a full computer os o wait they are smoother o wait i can keep on doing this all day long nerd....

17. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

wireless charging honestly!! ya S3 has,note2 has...do some HW........and no body wants that stupid brick....gosh 920 is so heavy....and if u want camera then the stupid lumia camera does not come better than that on galaxy camera......android and iphone have better design and android and bb os 10 has the best UI......nd i will never ever use my car keys as a stylus especially when i have a gorgeous S-Pen...i dont see share cores as an advantage...who care when u have project butter with jelly bean

20. wp8forever unregistered

Poor guy you really have no brain lol imma kill you with this tell to who microsoft pay money for patents lol noone right cuz they they can make and create new tech ,what about android lol they pay so much to microsoft is no even funny lol.

22. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

we dont care who give what....what really matters is the end product..... BTW there was this same enthusiasm when lumia 800 and 900 were launched....but wat happened in the end? i guess u know

45. wp8forever unregistered

Real talk if hate wp8 what u doin in here when i see android things i dont even bother about that crap .

33. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Just let it go, man. People on this website are so close minded and stubborn.

58. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

just like u

18. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

android phones have larger display,more apps,better ui, The simply way better!!

39. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

The display size and UI parts depend on the user. Personally, I'll laugh at anyone that I see talking on their Note. It looks comically stupid. As for the apps, you do know that WP8 will be able to run the same apps as Windows 8 PCs, right? How many people own Windows PCs and will be either updating or getting a new one? Google that for me. Don't you think devs are gonna work their asses off to make apps for all those people?

40. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Who said....so u mean WP will run photshop!!!LOLz Btw its up to u....use the note and ull never wanna leave it....all android phone are different from screen size to processor where as all WP are almost same...S-pen makes everything so easy especially when it comes to multitasking....android has more devs nd will always....the processor on WP is s4 with lousy graphics where as android has exynos and s4 pro......no match BRO

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