Microsoft appears to be building a far more friendly touch based UI inside Windows 8.
A number of leaked videos have surfaced recently after a pre-milestone 3 build of Windows 8 leaked earlier this week. The latest video, shown below, demonstrates Microsoft’s touch based user interface. The interface appears to be part of the company’s Immersive user experience that will run on ARM based Windows tablets. The demo shows off the ability to control settings from the interface and appears to use Microsoft’s Metro user interface for large and touch friendly controls.
Various parts of Microsoft’s immersive tablet experience have started emerging recently. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Metro style “Webcam Capture Application” has been demonstrated on video. The new webcam app features large finger friendly controls and Microsoft’s famous Metro UI. Immersive browser Tablet tile UI screenshots have also emerged recently.
Microsoft’s Immersive 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.
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:
- Windows 8: New Metro style webcam app demo [video]
- Windows 8: Android-like pattern logon screen demo [video]
- Windows 8: Immersive Tablet tile UI and PDF reader revealed
- Windows 8 Metro UI welcome screen and Ribbon screenshots leak
- New Windows 8 screenshots leak, including updated wallpaper
- Portable Workspace allows you to run Windows from a USB device
- Microsoft switches to Black Screen Of Death (BSoD) for Windows 8
- Windows 8: History Vault user interface revealed
- Windows 8: Black Screen of Death (BSoD) captured on video
Thanks to @robyroby27 for the video