WP8 companion app for Windows coming to replace Zune, sports that Modern UI

WP8 companion app for Windows coming to replace Zune, sports that Modern UI
In late October, when Windows Phone 8 hits, Microsoft will unveil a companion app for the handsets running it, that will allow you to manage your phone's content, replacing the Zune desktop software in the process, say sources.

The app has that Modern UI look with different size of tiles and minimalistic fonts, that we are used to in WP and Windows 8, so it will be a looker, but whether you will always need to fire it up to do anything with the phone, like it is the case with Zune now, is still unclear.

Rumors are that Windows Phone 8 will include mass storage mode, so you don't have to, but Microsoft is keeping the upcoming features so deep under wraps, and in unprecedented even for OEMs secrecy with their prototypes, that we will know for sure at the official unveiling.

source: TheVerge


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10 Comments

1. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Go Windows go! You doing great so far.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

... :-\ .. now how am I supposed to, manage stuff on my zuneHD...

5. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Lol someone bought those? nhf :)

9. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

It was a fantastic device. I wish more people bought them.

10. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Looking at the pics and videos online i would agree, but msoft never did any proper marketing for them, especially here in europe...

3. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

If WP8 comes with mass storage mode, that would be awesome.

6. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

It will, already confirmed.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

7. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Its actually a shame microsoft hasnt done this already, i think wp sales would have been a lot greater if microsoft mentioned it once in desktop windows. I want my phone to sync ota, i want my win 8 pc to know i have a wp and to make my experience better. Msoft has all the pieces to the puzzle (phone, pc, xbox, tablet) but is doing a horrible job connecting them...

8. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

This is is so sleek looking forget Zune, this blows it out of the park

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