Windows 8 companion app for Windows Phone revealed?

With both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 scheduled to launch later this fall, it's not much of a shock to learn that Microsoft is developing a new 'Modern UI'-based Windows 8 app that will serve as a companion product for people who own Windows Phone devices.

The Verge reports, via unnamed sources, that Microsoft will have the Windows Phone companion app (which apparently doesn't have a proper name yet) ready to download from the Windows Store when a Windows Phone device is connected to a Windows 8 product. The screenshot shows content from a Windows Phone being displayed within the Windows 8 app.

The app will reportedly allow owners of those products to quickly access content in their phones, such as photos, videos and music, on a Windows 8 PC or tablet, replacing some of the functionality currently available in the Zune PC application. Windows 7 users won't be left in the dark; the article claims that Microsoft will also launch a new desktop software product that will handle the same duties as the Windows 8 "Modern" app.

We might learn more about how this Windows Phone companion app works later this week when Nokia and Microsoft host a press event in New York City on Wednesday.

Source: The Verge | Image via The Verge

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