Windows Phone 8 home screen simulator appears in the Marketplace, for those who like to prep in advance

Windows Phone 8 home screen simulator appears in the Marketplace, for those who like to prep in advance
The devs from SYM have released the W Phone 8 app in the Marketplace, available to anyone with a WP handset to try. It simulates what the homescreen of the new mobile OS version will look like, and allows you so set it up any way you want it.

You can't run apps through the simulator, but you can take their icons up in the Live Tiles, resize and shuffle those as you see fit, just like you would on your eventual new Windows Phone 8 handset.

A pretty neat idea to familiarize yourself with the new environment that will greet you in WP8, giving you a head start in your home screen decision-making when you actually land a device with Microsoft's latest.

source: WPhone8 (Marketplace) via WMPU

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14 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The best UI till date,much much better than WP 7.5 UI.waiting for its release.

2. abraham

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

Nice..like it..

3. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

still looks ugly... WP s**t...

5. sbr999

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Sure. You're uglier than a wet sock then. My opinion, I'm entitled to it.

4. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Love the way the live tiles flip around! Was afraid the different sized tiles would make the home screen busy... actually it does not at all! I'm using the HTC Radar so the screen is smallish but the improved WP8 home screen still looks great in it!

6. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

IT LOOK SO NICE ON MY LUMIA 800!!!!!!!! HELL YEA! INSTA BUY NEW PHONE AT RELEASE!!!!

8. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Waiting for it release with Nokia and pureview

9. maverick786us

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I myself am waiting for a Lumia with multicore and HD. But unfortnately I have to wait till November

7. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

great app but i wont download it just because im going to be even more depressed on how long I have to wait for the real thing

10. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I really hope nokia will be the first manufacturer to produce Wp 8 smartphones and I hope they have the pure view technology added to their first Wp 8 smartphone. Nokia all the best!!!. :)

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

What a fun way to get current WP users excited for WP 8!! The options with the three sized tiles really makes a difference with organization and the flow of the screen!! They didn't need to sell me, but still is fun. I am waiting for the full list of WP8 upgrades. That is the only missing piece of the puzzle.

12. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

who the fuk is downvoting every comment?

13. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

who do you think? obviously the one who gets the most thumb down!!!

14. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

its not me who down-votes every comments.... lol... WP still looks like ugly s**t...

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