Windows Phone 8 SDK could be released September 12th at the Visual Studio 2012 launch

Windows Phone 8 SDK could be released September 12th at the Visual Studio 2012 launch
Nearly two weeks ago, the thinking was that the Windows Phone 8 SDK would be released on September 7th when an embargo on information about the Windows Phone sessions during Microsoft's TechEd conference in Australia, would be over. Now, the speculation has shifted to a September 12th launch of the software to coincide with the launch of Visual Studio 2012. With the Visual Studio team putting up postings about writing for Windows Phone 8 (using C++), the September 12th Visual Studio Virtual Launch Event would seem a propitious time to launch the SDK, which after all, is needed by developers to write for the new features of the OS.

On September 5th, Nokia and Microsoft are expected to introduce two Nokia Lumia smartphones that will run on Windows Phone 8, but it is not known when the phones will be actually launched. When the phones do come to market, there could be some popular apps already to run on the new OS as rumors persist that VIP developers have already received special models of a Windows Phone 8 device. Other developers will need to wait for the release of the SDK for Windows Phone 8 which might be just a few weeks away.

source: WMPoweruser



1. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Apple won the trial consumers will lost their choice. Apple will continue it lawsuit on rectangle and trade dress against other phone makers.

2. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Sorry but its not relevant to the context

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple has tried "Trade Dress" argument against Microsoft in 1990's and that time fell flat on face as it lost the case. They will not try against Microsoft or any other "American" outfit. Apple's trade dress against M$ was when M$ came up with GUI on Windows based on what Apple stole from Xerox and came up with on Mac. That time Apple tried to "License" GUI to M$ and M$ refused (just like Samsung refused Apple's offer for Patented rectangle with a round corner and bezel). Funny isn't it? Same Trade Dress argument didn't get a penny from M$ to Apple. Rules of games are different and depend on who the players are .... laws of natural justice isn't it?

3. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

xpectections are 2 highs, would be sad if nokia cant do something cool, but cant wait

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The great OS is getting ready

5. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

will see

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Windows Phone 7.5 can't update to WP8 is suck to MS and very sad to WP7.5 buyers.

8. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

r u sad?, there are more android 2.2 device out there than 4.0, u need to think before post

9. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's good that the WP8 SDK is being released soon to VIP developers and other gernal developers. However MS needs to really put out some incentives for developers on all levels. Other than that, I am looking forward to owning a WP8 phone. I loved my HTC (was with sprint) Arrive, and now love my present phone the HTC Radar (now with t-mobile).

10. Dameon

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

i cant wait for the wp8 devices

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i hope microsoft wont be so consistent of what they are doing... what i mean is that microsoft wont fail consumers expectations about update to the next major update.. i really hate what they did to winmo 6/6.5 and wp7/7.5!!! winmo6 cant be updated to wp7 coz its incompatible coz it uses different kernel... now that wp8 is the new upgrade... wp7 users isnt happy coz their devices wont be upgraded to wp8...with the same reason... different kernel... just think, what if wp9 will be announce? wp8 wont be upgraded again? they will surely loose consumers trust...but i hope they wont do that again... android updates are acceptable coz device running 2.2 and 2.3's hardware isnt compatible for the upgrade... and this is coming from an android hater... atleast on symbian... even people in US really hate symbian (and bb) nokia still update its 2010 nokia N8 to nokia belle...2 major update... nokia anna and nokia belle from symbian 3!!! but i like what microsoft doing lately... but i hope they wont forgot about there other products like bing... i hope they will update it.. and make it par to google... coz now wp isnt the only one using bing search... apple iPhones with iOS 6 will now use bing too...

13. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I have used winmo back in the days and the last iteration I used was version 6.0x and I hated it. I've lost faith in MS and went to webOS, loved the experience. Unfortunately Palm rested on their laurels and well, it was a little too late for them. So I went to androidOS, using cupcake, eclair, and ginger bread and I hate it. Memory leaks caused lags and crashes. I have never crashed so much, with the exception of winmo. I went back MS when WP7 came out, I was using the HTC arrive and now I am using the HTC Radar. I love the OS and my faith is restored with MS. Despite not being able to move up to eight, I am happy with my WP experience. With the HTC Arrive, I went from NODOS to Mango. It's a farcry from andriodOS. The only issue I have with MS is Steve Balmer, he needs to go. I have no faith in him.....

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Frankly I wished they released it in mid August to give more developers a crack at making Apps specifically for windows 8 smart phones. the nice thing about the new windows 8 smart phones is that they can run The Apps that are on the current Windows 7 series smart phones this means Windows 8 smart phones are defiantly not Dead on arrival when they are put on sale later this year.

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