Is this how photo sharing will look in Windows 8? [video]

By Tom Warren, on 9th Aug 11 9:36 pm with 34 Comments

Microsoft’s Windows 8 interface and features are still shrouded in some mystery but a new video emerged on Tuesday that appears to show how photo sharing may work.

The video was revealed by Microsoft’s TellMe team at a SpeechTEK 2011 conference in New York on Tuesday. The majority of the video features Windows Phone 7 concepts of future versions that include deeper speech technology. Windows Phone has existing speech technology thanks to Microsoft’s TellMe service. Microsoft hopes to push this further to the TV (with Xbox) and on Windows 8 tablets.

Microsoft’s video briefly demonstrates how speech recognition would work in future on tablets. The demo includes a tile based user interface and shows a simple way of sharing pictures using touch and voice. The interface appears to be a concept of how the next version of Windows will perform speech queries, however this could hint at what Microsoft is planning for Windows 8.

Thanks to @manan for the news tip

  • http://123kinect.com/ Clemens

    I think you forgot to make the video embedded.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharkaat Denis Jeleć

    Hory shet that looked good :)

  • Anonymous

    Forget the photo sharing, when do we get that ultra-thin tablet!

    • Guest

      Apple should be shipping it sometime next year. Or you can wait another decade if you want the MS version.

    • SteveBallmer

      lol isheep.

    • OMG55

      From the comment above, I assume you are PRO APPLE, but it sure is strange how most of you guys keep up with MICROSOFT; WHY? If you believe their technology is 10 years behind then WHY WORRY? I use both MS & OS X (will be upgrading soon); but if you really look at how OS X is layed out, it’s basically windows, but more steps to access items unless you have it on your doc. Maximize, minimize, close are simply on the left of the title bar, control panel is under system preferences, applications etc are under utilities. While many of you are under the impression that Apple hardware does fail, it’s simply not true…I’ve had to repair just as many Macs as PC’s, many lockups, freeze ups, airport device replacements, etc. So, in short, it’s a matter of preference; Apple has to rely on MS for many products including office because they don’t have an office suite of their own. It’s eiter MS or Google docs and if you hate MS some much, simply use google who is your most fiercest competitor in the mobil device market. CANT YOUR APPLE PRODUCTS KEEP YOU BUSY ENOUGH TO STOP TROLLING???

    • Guest

      No. I’m PRO APPLIED INNOVATION, which naturally leads me to have more confidence in Apple’s ability to deliver than MS’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=802745331 Usman Mohammad

      Only hardware MS makes is consoles, mice, keyboards and webcams.

      I would take functionality over sleekness, I despise my mac book pro for having 2 usb ports, which has just reminded me that i need to buy a usb hub.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=802745331 Usman Mohammad

      Only hardware MS makes is consoles, mice, keyboards and webcams.

      I would take functionality over sleekness, I despise my mac book pro for having 2 usb ports, which has just reminded me that i need to buy a usb hub.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Paul/12449401 Simon Paul

      Applied Innovation?

      Ever heard of Kinect? Or, try this, Live Tiles? Both of which are far more innovative than anything Apple has developed.

    • Anonymous

      Tiles are innovative? In what way?

      Kinect was not new, so the only innovation there is bundling… Hardly an innovation

    • Anonymous

      Do you really believe that nonsense?

      There are at least 15 times as many PCs as Macs out there. If you repair the same number of Macs as you do PC, then you either work in a mostly Mac shop, or you’re saying the Mac failure rate is several times higher than that of PCs. Really?

      Or is it, rather, that every Mac you touch needs to be repaired multiple times?

    • Anonymous

      You’re not welcome here. Go away.

  • http://twitter.com/paint99 Larry

    I hear this is fake.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharkaat Denis Jeleć

      Fake what?

    • http://twitter.com/paint99 Larry

      The UI is not accurate to Win8 but the voice commands are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharkaat Denis Jeleć

      No one knows the evolution of W8 interface that was shown. ;)

    • Guest

      Fake but created by Microsoft…umm yeah.

  • http://twitter.com/ondraster Ondra Moravek

    I believe it is possible (not saying this wasn’t fake), since Microsoft Tellme has really cool possibilities in text recognition :).

  • Anonymous

    it looks nice, and it would look nice if its mean to be used in tablets.
    i cant wait to see what really windows 8 is going have, but it seems like it will be amazing OS, like for tablets with stuff like in this video.  

  • Anonymous

    This is completely possible. I mean there is really no difference in what we can do now with WP7.  You can already tell it to “call so and so” it calls them. Why can’t you say send to “whomever” and it do it. Pretty sweet. Hopefully, this will be integrated into Win 8. That would be really cool!

  • Anonymous

    Also if you notice at the very end, there is a metro interface on a TV.

    • Guest

      3 screens & the cloud… most likely Xbox with some Live ID integration going on.

  • Matthewmsft
  • Anonymous

    I’m a HUGE fan of Metro, but to me it just doesn’t look official. This looks more like a concept that the team who put this together created from WP7′s look and feel…but like someone else said, it just doesn’t look like official Windows 8 UI/UX, even though this concept is clearly Metro. Windows 8 is more structured like Media Center and less like the rainmeter stuff of the past. I have no doubt thought that the tell me stuff is real, but again, the UI looked more like a sample.

  • http://twitter.com/Chassit Kane Gao

    Don’t think it’s possible to make a tablet that thin. It will be that thick with screen and battery alone. Now where shall we put the motherboard?

    But heck, the interface and voice command are awesome.

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t they say that about today’s tablets? Or cameras in phones? Or mobiles in pockets? Or pocket computers? Pocket calculators? The Dick Tracy watch phone.

      How many times are we going to hear that something is not possible?

      “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” has proven itself time and time again.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome from the folks at Redmond!

  • Grannyville7989

    Hopefully, it won’t turn out be something like this

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Apple-Mac/100001436521952 Apple Mac

    BIG NEWsWindows Phone 7 will beat iPhone and Android according to Developers & IDC
    http://ihackuall.blogspot.com/2011/08/windows-phone-7-will-beat-iphone-and.html

  • Anonymous

    Is tday the day of fakes? this doesn’t look real

  • Anonymous

    I still don’t see myself speaking to my tablet.

    • Anonymous

      I speak to my phone all the time to call people in my contacts. In public I probably wouldn’t use this, but at home I would use it for sure.

  • Anonymous

    nor to my pc or ANY device in general