Windows Phone 8 was unveiled on July 26th. September 5 is the reveal date of new Nokia devices running Windows Phone 8 and how many third party apps do they have to show off? Zero. Why? There is no darn SDK. From what we are hearing – It’s October launch for Windows Phone 8 devices which means less than month and a half for developers to actually do something about it. Oh and most importantly – there are still no devices for developers to test their application. There’s no denying that the emulator is good enough but how does one test NFC and Bluetooth via the emulator?
Robert Mclaws noticed the landing page for WP8 SDK. Take a look.
Nothing important here except the fact that there’s finally something about SDK on the dev center. Also take note that all the WP8 samples and docs are coming very soon so ignore the lack of redirection from app hub -> dev center for samples while the lack of redirection of msdn forums links is being worked upon.
It hasn’t been confirmed but looks like the final version of the SDK will be released directly. Yes, no beta. Which is quite strange to be honest. Anyways, any kind of launch is acceptable now. I know Microsoft doesn’t need us puny devs. on 5th of september. They already contacted some kickass wp7dev for wp8 apps and of course nokia makes great apps too – but the point is: let’s give developers a flexible time period to let them deliver applications at launch which is crucial.
p.s – Windows Phone 8 SDK was leaked sometime back. Pictures from emulator right here