Windows Store preinstalled apps for Windows 8 Consumer Preview


Looking back on our previous post regarding the first Windows Store games for Consumer Preview, we have noticed that no preinstalled applications were mentioned aside from, of course, the games. Today, from the Verge, sources closed to Microsoft unveiled some of the Metro-style applications that will come along with Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

  • Camera
  • Messaging
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • SkyDrive
  • People
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Music
These are just some of the applications that we might have to see in the Consumer Preview which will be release at the end of this month.  According to the source, Mail, Calendar, People and Messaging are not part of Windows Live but instead designed as a core communication apps of Windows 8. Microsoft is also currently working on the Messaging app to have SMS support enable. It was also mentioned that Music and Video apps are currently branded with Zune but it is being built by the Xbox Team. With this scenario, the two apps maybe bundled together with Games on Xbox Live for Windows when the next generation operating system hits the shelves later this year.

 

 

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