Sunday, August 19, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 12:57 AM —
We've been wondering where the heck the official Windows Phone 8 SDK has been ever since it leaked a couple of weeks ago. Since then we've learned a lot about the upcoming features found in Windows Phone 8, but at this rate we wouldn't be surprised to see the SDK released publicly concurrently with Microsoft and Nokia's September 5th event.
Then again, maybe not. A few sharp eyes have spotted a new landing page on the Dev Center that mentions that the SDK, you know, exists. Obviously the development toolkit will use Visual Studio 2012, but it's unstated whether or not it will require Windows 8 (although most sources are saying it will). The page notes that in the meantime developers looking to develop for Windows Phone can seek out the 7.1.1 SDK, and of course we know that all 7.x apps will work just fine in Windows Phone 8.
So in summary, this landing page has taught us nothing new about the WP8 SDK. It's presence suggests that the tools could be ready soon, but we just don't know for sure. That's a bit worry too, since phones are expected to launch in early October which leaves less and less time for developers to code for the platform's several new features. Let's just hope Microsoft knows what it's doing.
Via: Windows Phone Sauce, @robertmclaws (Twitter)
Source: Windows Phone Dev Center