Monday, July 30, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 11:43 AM —
We're continuously learning more as eager developers and fans rip apart every nook and cranny in the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Two unique discoveries were made today, and they are ones we're sure you're going to appreciate.
Mi Movil Windows managed to get their way inside the Windows Phone 8 email app, and discovered a new Speech option in the app bar when you compose a message. That means Windows Phone will finally be able to dictate emails by voice, a feature that many fans of Android have grown to love and could convince some of them to make the switch. We are disappointed to see that voice dictation is still confined on an app-by-app basis, instead of a universal option to input speech-to-text anywhere in the OS.
Meanwhile on the developer side of things, the live tile has learned a few new tricks. .Net App's Sébastien Lachance discovered a slick new animation to the live tile that app makers can code, which cycles through images vertically. It's almost identical to the Pictures Hub live tile in function. Another slight nip-tuck is the way notifications appear on live tiles, with the number counter now an opaque square instead of a solid-black circle. Both changes can be seen in Lachance's video demo after the break.
Follow all of our coverage of the Windows Phone 8 SDK leaks here.
Via: Plaffo, WindowsPhoneGeek
Source: .NET App, Mi Movil Windows