Windows 8: New Immersive browser Tablet tile UI screenshot emerges

By Tom Warren, on 25th Apr 11 6:59 pm with 30 Comments

Windows 8 Immersive browser

Microsoft’s Immersive browser user interface has gone on display again this week, following leaks earlier this month.

Rafael Rivera originally unveiled Microsoft’s Immersive browser user interface earlier this month. The UI will be driven by Microsoft’s Metro based design language. Microsoft will include a new application model codenamed “Jupiter” that will allow developers to create Silverlight based applications, deployed as AppX packages (.appx). The packages will be part of a new Windows application store, pre-installed with Windows 8. WinRumors understands the company will be looking to provide an easy way for existing Windows Phone developers to scale their applications for use with Jupiter.

The latest screenshot, leaked on Monday to Neowin.net, shows the tiled user interface in greater detail. The browser utilizes Microsoft’s desktop Internet Explorer 9 rendering engine but looks and performs like the company’s mobile browser. The interface is currently limited to the 640 x 480 resolution and is unable to be resized.

Microsoft is currently working on various Windows 8 features and is expected to deliver an early copy to developers at its Windows Developer Conference (WDC) in September. Here’s a round-up of the latest Windows 8 news:

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6W56L5FCCEDHNOJT4NXML23R4 Isaac Barrett

    Can’t wait for W8 tablet or touch screen laptop

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Looks like WP7 browser lol

  • http://twitter.com/ASV93 ASV93

    eeeeeeeeeeeee, you posted my image without permission!

  • http://twitter.com/area51research Adnan Issadeen

    man i can just feel myself swiping the hell out of this version of windows. Metro really is a true touch interface. Glad to see that Microsoft didnt
    a) dump metro and go for something else
    b) try and use metro direct

    good stuff. honestly though. While these leaks might be good publicity and intentional even one has to wonder how come only Apple can keep a secret :-/

    • Besmir1000

      its most likley because it dosnt have to send its osout for testing to vendors like MS does. ie: MS sends copy to HP, HP employee decides to leak it out.

    • http://twitter.com/area51research Adnan Issadeen

      But in that case Apple always has launch partners. Big launch partners. How come non of them leak anything out?

  • Alex Reed

    Hey Tom. Remove the email in that tab? >.> This picture wasn’t meant to be leaked,

  • http://twitter.com/ASV93 ASV93

    Seems Tom Warren is stupid. No only leak my image without permission, he show my email address and don’t mention me as screenshot taker.

    • Anonymous

      Like anyone gives a fuck.

    • Anonymous

      Like anyone gives a fuck.

    • TF

      I hope that wasn’t your default email address. Very bush league of Tom to have done that.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      email address removed.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      email address removed.

    • http://twitter.com/tonycubed Tony

      Still no credit given Tom?

    • http://twitter.com/tonycubed Tony

      Still no credit given Tom?

    • http://twitter.com/ASV93 ASV93

      Thanks.

  • Rangelo10

    It would be nice if someone can confime that Win8 has Media Center 8 inside.

    • Anonymous

      I hope so. Media Center is the Windows feature I use most. Is there a rumor it won’t be included?

    • Anonymous

      I hope so. Media Center is the Windows feature I use most. Is there a rumor it won’t be included?

    • http://twitter.com/tonycubed Tony

      frank, you need to remember something, these builds have been Enterprise leaks i.e. for Enterprise size businesses, so it’s a possibility the SKU won’t have it (someone needs to confirm though).

    • Anonymous

      The leaked M1 build had it. Though it didn’t look or feel different.

    • http://twitter.com/tonycubed Tony

      frank, you need to remember something, these builds have been Enterprise leaks i.e. for Enterprise size businesses, so it’s a possibility the SKU won’t have it (someone needs to confirm though).

  • http://sorebuttcheeks.blogspot.com/ Anabolic Steroids

    that ui doesn’t look very appealing hope teh final version looks way better.

  • Anonymous

    This looks like the Windows Phone 7.5 (mango) browser. Nice.

  • Anonymous

    I hope these shots weren’t leaked by that alex guy who’s hotmail account is listed… if so, i’d be looking for a new job :)

  • http://twitter.com/tonycubed Tony

    One thing I should mention, while Metro is going towards tablet, the one thing that strikes me is indeed the pixel size of the browser: 640×480, not exactly a great resolution for tablets.

  • http://twitter.com/tonycubed Tony

    One thing I should mention, while Metro is going towards tablet, the one thing that strikes me is indeed the pixel size of the browser: 640×480, not exactly a great resolution for tablets.

    • Anonymous

      its hardly likely to remain at that res. It’s stlll early development

  • Joe_schmoe

    Jupiter has nothing to do with Silverlight other than it uses XAML. Yes a whole new UI framework.

  • http://twitter.com/Salem309 Ahmed Salem

    Tile UI is the best mobile and table user experience I have seen for a while. Well done Microsoft UX engineers :)