Updated Metro Apps Coming With Windows 8 Release Preview
We are expecting to see the Release Preview of Windows 8 sometime around the beginning of next month and with it we can expect to see plenty of new updates to the built in Metro Apps.
According to the Verge, Microsoft has started updating most of the core Metro Apps in Windows 8 which are due to be revealed alongside the Release Preview. The updated apps have been spotted in internal builds of the Release Preview and are no longer badged with the “app preview” that is to be found in the developers preview.
It’s being reported that the Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, Music and Reader app have all received updates.
These apps haven’t officially been released to the Windows Store for us to update to on the consumer preview as of yet, however Microsoft have updated the app descriptions for the Photos app and Reader app.
The updated photos app can be seen above with a full screen wallpaper and smaller folder thumbnails. You can see the Reader app has been tweaked as well. Of course these are only screenshots so in reality there’s plenty more that’s been tweaked.
I do expect Microsoft to be updating these apps anyway, after all while they may appear impressive and polished in demos, once you start using them in real life you start to notice little flaws and things that are still unfinished. I’m sure Microsoft will be eager to iron these bugs out once the Release Preview makes its way out to the public.
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