We know that sometime this fall, probably in late fall, Microsoft is going to launch Windows Phone 8. There have been a couple of leaks and we do know that WP8 will support more resolutions, multi-core processors and so on but there’s still a lot left for speculation. So, Andy Weir from Neowin has written a pretty detailed post on what Windows Phone 8 might have.
Weir’s vision of the next iteration of the platform is pretty extensive and details on a lot of stuff ranging from an enhanced Start screen with advanced tile management and customization features to enhanced connectivity and multitasking to transitions to Microsoft account and the Xbox brand. Most of the suggested features and improvements are great and point to areas where Microsoft needs to work on in its OS but most of the design in Neowin’s slides is flawed. It deviates from the Metro design language, looks cluttered and some of the buttons and text is too small to be usable/readable.
Still, it’s a great effort. I hope the guys at Redmond take notice because even though a lot of the work on Apollo is probably done by now, there are some good ideas here.
Checkout the full article on Neowin.