Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 9:50 AM —
More little changes are appearing in the coverage following Windows Phone 8's first public hands on last week at the Nokia press event. WPCentral noticed a video from Anandtech that demonstrated a lot of features of the new high-end Lumia handset, but also showed off a subtle new tweak.
At 4:14 in the video (after the break), the presenter opens the email app to reveal a dark theme option instead of the default light theme as found in Windows Phone today. Oddly, when the presenter taps to compose a new email it switches back to the light theme, which we don't understand. Another small discovery from the hands-on clip was in the keyboard, which now shows the letter or symbol tapped in the user's accent color. In other words, as you type on the keyboard you will see the letter you just entered appear above your finger in yellow, blue, red, or whatever other color you choose from the theme settings.
WPCentral has confirmed that the email app has received the light/dark theme option, and it is selectable within its settings irrespective of your theme setting for the rest of the phone. That's a nice touch, and it should be quite helpful to reduce battery drain on OLED screens. How do you like the new look?
Source: Anandtech (YouTube)