Posted 11/06/2012 at 10:01 AM
Posted 5 years ago
With just hours to go before Microsoft’s big launch event for Windows Phone 8, the company has released a companion app to the Windows Store that will allow syncing between the new WP8 operating system, Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Tech site The Verge has reported that details of the app were leaked to them almost two months ago, and have confirmed that it will not be possible to sync with any handsets running Windows Phone 7. Of course, with Windows Phone 8 not yet available, the app at the moment will be pretty useless.
Once you’ve got your hands on one of the new phones though, The Next Web has provided details of what you will be able to do with the new app:
Get your music, photos, and videos from your computer to your phone (and vice versa).
Quickly share things from your phone with Windows 8 apps (like Photos, or Search). You don’t even have to open the Windows Phone app to move things around.
Automatically save photos and videos you take with your phone to your PC.
See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
Get to WindowsPhone.com to download apps, learn more about your phone, or find it if it’s lost.
The launch in California is set to focus on new developments with Facebook and Skype as well as the much-anticipated Internet Explorer. TNW have also reported that Taiwanese manufacturer HTC will be a partner at the event, with their recently unveiled HTC 8X and 8S handsets likely to be on show.
Microsoft has also been handed a slice of fortune with the cancelling of Google’s event (also scheduled for today) in New York due to the impending Hurricane Sandy. The Android event was rumored to be seeing the launch of a host of new Nexus products, including a 10-inch Samsung tablet, the new LG Nexus 4, and upgraded Nexus 7 tablets. With Google’s event postponed for the time being, the eyes of the tech world will be focused solely on Windows Phone 8 – for which Microsoft are sure to be secretly thankful.