The invitations have been sent and the countdown has begun. Microsoft is going to give the world a sneak peek into its upcoming version of the Windows Phone operating system on June 20. Called “Apollo”, the next version of the Windows Phone OS is already gaining a lot of attention among techies, developers and rivals, since Apollo may finally bring out the true potential of devices running Windows Phone. Some screenshots of the user interface have already been leaked, which show the features one might expect from the new platform.
Firstly, Skype is going to be installed by default and the contact image of the caller will pop up, giving you the option to answer the call with/without video. You can even start the Skype chat directly from the contact’s profile.
Secondly, it seems that Microsoft has tweaked the camera UI a bit. The interface is pretty simple now – a zoom setting bar occupying the left portion and an option to switch between the front and back cameras, and an unknown button.
Microsoft has focused on data usage monitoring as one of the important features of Apollo, which can be accessed from the live tiles too.
The software giant has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.0 will feature a multi-core CPU and even backward compatibility with existing Windows Phone 7.5 applications.