New Windows Store screenshots leaked

After what seemed like a lull in the late summer months, Winunleaked.tk has reopened the Windows 8 floodgates and is providing a few more screenshots inside Microsoft's newly announced Windows Store. According to the source, the images show the download manager (bottom image) and also a top application list (top image).

While the new images do not show any groundbreaking new features, with Windows 8 is still a few months away from public beta, this will have to do for now. Microsoft is currently scheduled to deliver a Windows 8 beta to the public in late February.

The source has also indicated that you no longer need an internal domain address to access the store and that by simply using your Live ID, you can venture into Microsoft's latest application playground.

If that is not enough good news, Winunleaked is also saying that they will be posting up "full review about Windows Store, ReFS Part2 & a new feature for the touch keyboard!".

Want to learn more about Windows 8? Head on over to the forums to get your fix.

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Lexx12 said,
Oh God. Please not those tile colors.

Don't be such a whiney baby. Switch to Apple or ChromeOS. Tiles are the way of Windows now, so get comfortable with it.

wonder will it have filtering and sorting functionality? current zune lacks it a lot - just categories, subcategories and sorting by popularity and release date. no 'also installed with this app' or 'also viewed with this app' like in android market. no daily popularity, weekly popularity, separated national tops like in appbrain.

navigation is quite unpractical in zune...

Personally, I don't find the features you mentioned useful, and I couldn't care less what other people install, but try this website out and see if it helps at all---it seems to have at least some of those features: http://www.wp7applist.com

I don't mind the tiles, but the colors, wow. Just imagine how it'll look when they have thousands of apps on there.

Of course this isn't finished yet so maybe it'll look better like the Xbox dashboard when it's done.

Out of interest, what language is that?

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And it would look a lot nicer with a black background. Seems a little disoriented with all this white-space of background and Neowin's page.

Out of interest, what language is that?

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And it would look a lot nicer with a black background. Seems a little disoriented with all this white-space of background and Neowin's page.

TCLN Ryster said,

Yes, we can see that. Thanks for making your double post longer ;-)

I had lost the editing ability!

Frankenchrist said,
....

No, they woke up years ago and realized, we (developers in general) can't design crap for UIs. Look at what we've done from windows 1.0 until now.

That's when MS hired design teams to come up with a design language for use by designers who could make a UI for the common man.

What you are seeing now is the growing pains of that effort, trying to turn applications which today are a mess of menus, radio buttons, tabs, labels, textboxes and buttons which can only be understood by someone who gets 'computer training', into something that is intuitively explorable.

I realize you may want to hold your understanding of these non-intuitive machines in high regard, but from a business perspective the existing paradigm has reached it's critical mass, and change must occur in order to get new consumer dollars.

gawd that looks horrible it real

one of them just looks odd thought "Store - Music was installed" that's an odd thing to say isn't it?

The giant watermark doesn't help, nor the image compression.

Also, it's likely only partially translated and beta ... so wouldn't pay much attention to the wording of items.

neufuse said,
gawd that looks horrible it real

one of them just looks odd thought "Store - Music was installed" that's an odd thing to say isn't it?


That thing is a notification as seen in the dev. preview

More pandering to the tablet users, with nothing for the notebook and desktop users. I guess we'll have to wait for Windows 9--if Microsoft chooses to continue supporting those platforms and users.

TsarNikky said,
More pandering to the tablet users, with nothing for the notebook and desktop users. I guess we'll have to wait for Windows 9--if Microsoft chooses to continue supporting those platforms and users.

Indeed. Because if you move the mouse pointer towards one of those icons, it'll disappear and be replaced by a "For tablet users only" message.

Seriously, how is this (assuming its representative of what will be in the final version) ANY different to every single other app store in existance? A list of apps. You click on one to buy it. I see no difference here, so your comment makes no sense. Pandering to tablet users? That's just nonsensical garbage.

According to the source, the images show the download manager (bottom image) and also a top application list (top image).

Really? You know what I see here, sweet FA. It's literally a bunch of boxes on a white background, I could do this in Paint. I mean, seriously, it's not even worth an article. I even looked at the article on Winunleaked.tk, and they don't provide any more information.

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