Windows Phone 8 shown off on video on HTC 8X

Microsoft has not been saying much about Windows Phone 8 for the past few weeks, and even when new hardware was announced, Microsoft restricted the press from navigating past the Start screen. Even though Microsoft put a stop to the OS exploration, it would seem as if that memo did not make it to the GITEX Computer Shopper show where Windows Phone 8 was shown off on a HTC 8X.

The GITEX Computer Shopper show is currently being held in Dubai, and the video you see above is a demonstration of the new OS. In the video, we can finally see some of the leaked features outside of the emulator. The new features include a reworked Office 2013 hub, downloading new keyboards in new languages, Family Room, maps (with offline option), lock screen images from a third party, and you can now control which live tile apps display information.

While we can't understand why Microsoft is holding back the SDK (minus a few select devs) and then limiting press use of devices, their strategy has mostly flopped as the OS has been shown off in detail on video. While Microsoft could have a few items hidden away, unless they are ground-breaking new features, the entire WP8 delivery has been in shambles since the initial (and partial) announcement in June. 

Source: WPcentral

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M_Lyons10 said,
I'm still waiting for them to show of something new... lol I sure hope they're holding back on a lot of stuff...

I don't think so, maybe in the next update

I only hope you can set multiple APN's manually.
That's my only negative issue with current 7.5 phones, as I buy from one network carrier and run on another.
My carrier uses different APN for MMS and SMS/Data.

deadonthefloor said,
I only hope you can set multiple APN's manually.
That's my only negative issue with current 7.5 phones, as I buy from one network carrier and run on another.
My carrier uses different APN for MMS and SMS/Data.

Yeah thats a good point, they all have different settings, being able to manually change them is needed!

It does not seem that the calendar received any improvement...... quite disappointing.
Also I noted that in the menu list One Note is listed separately from Office.

In typical MS fashion they will announce all the features we've already seen and pretend they are being presented for the first time, then will be surprised by the tepid response at the presentation.

At this point, there reallys isnt anything they could have hidden that is so groundbreaking that they are still keeping it a secret, just going to be a damp squib of an announcement.

efjay said,
In typical MS fashion they will announce all the features we've already seen and pretend they are being presented for the first time, then will be surprised by the tepid response at the presentation.

At this point, there reallys isnt anything they could have hidden that is so groundbreaking that they are still keeping it a secret, just going to be a damp squib of an announcement.

How do you know? Have you seen the latest build? Microsoft have issued their hardware partners with an older version which more than likely has features and UI changes cut out, Microsoft are good at keeping secrets, we saw that with Surface.

While we can't understand why Microsoft is holding back the SDK (minus a few select devs) and then limiting press use of devices, their strategy has mostly flopped as the OS has been shown off in detail on video.

You might want to retract that since this is clearly an old build of WP8 and it's generally accepted that MS are keeping features from the OEMs before launch.

Neowin. Why are you assuming you are looking at a final build? Please explain. No one has been able to explain this.

Wow I'm sure there was something in the video that was significant but I couldn't get past the hairy knuckles. oO WTF thought I was watching big foot playing with a windows phone.

When did this site become such a TROLL ****ING SITE!??!? I used to love it, any ways - sensationalist **** sells right?

This is an OLD version of WP8. We will see some stellar stuff in the final.

also noticed when he was in the lock screen setting theres an option now for bing pics...hopefully they update daily w/ bing

tegument said,
also noticed when he was in the lock screen setting theres an option now for bing pics...hopefully they update daily w/ bing

Yep, that's what it does.

I wanna see more with what they're doing in the bing app. plus the date on the phone says sept 1st? either wrong or a pretty old video?

video has been marked private!! Unless the user has given you permissions you can not view it. If you have permissions log in.

Sounds to me like this is most of the functionality that is going to appear in the final release regardless of the age of this build.

MS had been hinting that they had more to release but it doesn't look like it.

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