Leaked SDK shows Internet Explorer 10 features In WP8

Yesterday we reported on the SDK for Windows Phone 8 that was leaked, and people have been digging into it to find what can be expected when WP8 becomes available later this year.

Settings screen in IE10 Mobile.

Last month, Microsoft already revealed some interesting features that we can expect in Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Phone 8. We know that IE10 Mobile will have the same rendering engine as the desktop version and will include SmartScreen Filter support.

Now some new information and features have come to light, thanks to Mobile Tech World who were able to dig into the new UI of IE10 revealing:

  • Allows for a customized address bar button.
  • The Microsoft Data Sense service can act as a proxy to reduce data usage.
  • It's also possibile to block cookies from specific websites and apps.

The UI and menu options for a site.

Microsoft hasn't offered a firm release date for Windows Phone 8, but it's likely we'll see it in the Autumn sometime between October and November, when both Windows 8 and Office 2013 retails.

Until then you can check out more screenshots at Mobile Tech World and an earlier article we put together on what we know and don't know about WP8.

Thanks to GP007 for the tip in our forums.
Via: WMPoweruser
Source: Mobile Tech World | Images via Mobile Tech World

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Bertch said,
Good to see "find on page" coming back.
However, it looks like Forward is still missing... Why the hell did they take it out of Mango?

Maybe there will be on-page buttons like in IE10 for W8.

EDIT: I also strongly feel that Add to Favorites should simply be a button inside the Favorites list... It's wasting a spot to sit there and be barely used.

Mulsivaas said,
However, it looks like Forward is still missing... Why the hell did they take it out of Mango?

Maybe there will be on-page buttons like in IE10 for W8.

EDIT: I also strongly feel that Add to Favorites should simply be a button inside the Favorites list... It's wasting a spot to sit there and be barely used.


Side swiping like in Win8 would be fine for back / forward too imo

Took me a few seconds to realize that these are dropdown menus and not textboxes... also the difference between a dropdown and a button is the text alignment. Weird UX decisions.

virtorio said,
Windows Phone 7+ never looked that great in screenshots. It's much clearer when you're actually using it.

Hopefully I'll get to experience it firsthand when I get a new phone in February. Counting on a budget WP8 phone to be available by then.

I hope IE10 for WP8 (and hopefully WP7.8) puts it on par, if not ahead (Doubt it in all honesty) with iOS's Safari and browsers that run on Android.

Now feels like the time Microsoft went all out, guns loaded in the mobile market.

torrentthief said,
yawn, give us IE 10 RTM for windows 7 already MS!

+1 Really what's up with the lack of IE 10 win 7 version, no beta or RC straight to final. MS really drop the ball on that, without getting any proper feedback from the public on IE 10 windows 7 side.

Sub_Zero_Alchemist said,

+1 Really what's up with the lack of IE 10 win 7 version, no beta or RC straight to final. MS really drop the ball on that, without getting any proper feedback from the public on IE 10 windows 7 side.


Why would they, afaik they actually ignored vista users with IE9 too.