So far you probably have known that China is a fine place for leaks. So here is another one:
Some fine gentleman had posted a download link to Windows Phone 8 SDK on Sina weibo, one of China’s largest social networks. The file is actually hosted by Microsoft, so I’m not sure if this should be considered a leak or not. For one thing, it’s hosted on a Microsoft server, but for a second thought, Microsoft hasn’t published the SDK yet…
The kids at WPDang has already downloaded and installed the package. They reported that the SDK apparently has to be installed on 64 bit Windows 8 preview. And they also had a brief look into the API document, finding that there will be a couple more kids of live tiles, and programmers will be able to set the phone’s lock screen wallpaper within an app (good news for Wallpaper collection app makers).
Previously WPDang reported the SDK will be released in the last week of July. Now we are already in that week, and… someone other than Microsoft did the work for Redmond guys…?
For your record, the download page is currently down, probably taken down by Microsoft. But Chinese Windows Phone site WPXAP is quick enough to copy the whole thing onto another server. For those who are interested in downloading and trying the SDK out, please hit the source link and find it in WPXAP’s post.