Friday, July 27, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 4:48 PM —
The significance of just how much we've learned about Windows Phone 8 in the past 24 hours is really tough to describe, but let's just say: it's significant. Now we've collected a few more leftovers we missed the first two times, and these features are still somehow exciting.
WP7App.de has published a video and screenshots that confirm prior rumors that WP8 has a native screenshot ability. Just as we learned before, by tapping the Start button and the power button at once you can snap a screenshot of whatever you're looking at. From there, the image is saved in an auto-generated Screenshot folder in the Pictures Hub. Nice and simple, and oh my god yes it's really here. (Video demo after the break.)
Speaking of the Pictures Hub, Microsoft has expanded upon their photo editing tools in WP8. From Mango and onward Microsoft added an Auto-Fix feature, and while that feature is still present in the next OS there's also a lot more. MobileTechWorld discovered that users can now rotate and crop images, with the cropping even allowing you to set a particular aspect ratio. There's also the added functionality to select multiple photos at once, a godsend to any socialites you previously had to upload their pics one at a time.
Finally there's WP7 Connect, who noticed in one of the screenshots uploaded by WP7.hu that Windows Phone 8 might support multiple Microsoft Accounts. While that's not surprising on its own, the text of the screenshot says that "the first Microsoft account you add" will let you operate and purchase items within the WP8 ecosystem. Could Microsoft finally add support for those who want to change their Microsoft Accounts on their Windows Phones? We'll have to wait and see (which is getting a lot harder after this week!)
Read our past coverage of the Windows Phone 8 leak here and here.
Source: WP7App.de, MobileTechWorld, WP7 Connect