Many people may be waiting for the upcoming launch of the Windows 8 operating system in October, but along with that, we can expect to see the launch of Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.
Although we are still a little ways away from an official launch of their mobile OS, we now have an anonymous source that has managed to capture some screen grabs and upload them to the Internet. In fact, there are a few leaked images that have made their way onto the net, revealing some insight into the operating system. What we see are screenshots of the user interface that powers Skype, the camera application and Nokia Drive 3.0.
The fact that we are seeing a Nokia product would also seem to suggest that these images are from one of the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone models that are to be launched in the coming months and by all accounts, there should be four of them in total.
Remember when Microsoft purchased Skype and we were told that we would see strong integration of Skype in Microsoft products? Well, the time has finally come with one of the images showing that Windows Phone 8 will allow users to make either Skype audio or Skype video calls.
In regards to the camera application, Microsoft has elected to keep things simple. What we see on this user interface is the inclusion of a basic zoom slider that is positioned on one side of the UI, along with a trio of menu options that are located on the opposite side.
A Nokia turn by turn navigational app is also going to be made available. Known as Nokia Drive, this app will offer users a couple of handy features such as current traffic reports and updated routing suggestions based upon traffic conditions. Expect to see Windows Phone 8 mobile OS be available in some sort by the end of the summer and an official launch date will be scheduled later in the year.