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Windows Phone 8 SDK Leaked (Not by Microsoft)

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As if the soon to be released Windows Phone 8 couldn't get anymore mysterious, it just did. A chinese website leaked the SDK for Microsoft's new mobile OS and those who have gotten their hands on it seem to have mixed feelings about WP8. In June, Microsoft held a Windows Phone Developer Conference where they told some of their secrets regarding Windows Phone 8 but none of that information included what's come out from the leaked WP8 SDK.

What "they" are saying…

"The API is very much like the full WinRT API, there is no JavaScript support. There is also no support for creating and working with Silverlight/XNA style apps that target WP8."

-- iprogrammer.info

"A WP7.hu search has the new OS replicating apps, settings and SMS messages in the cloud to prevent disaster, and that new SD card support will let WP8 owners shuffle photos from internal storage to the removable kind for safekeeping. There's also more work on Internet Explorer than we saw before, with MobileTechWorld noticing that DataSense provides an option for Opera-like remote compression to save that precious cellular bandwidth."

--engadget.com

"Emulating any WP8 devices uses Hyper-V virtualization while emulating a WP7 device does not. Looks like WP7 devices are still emulated using the OS image included in the emulator in the last version.

Also, WP8 device emulator has 15-20 apps that can be pinned to the home screen to allowed me to play with different tile sizes and layouts. Xbox, Phone, Data meter app and others. And connecting to WP8 devices for deploying and debugging uses IpOverUsbSvc as opposed to WP7 devices needing Zune."

--anonymous Windows Phone Developer

SO...

With all that's been said officially from Microsoft and unofficially from the developers toying with the premature SDK, questions have riveted the tech world… What do you think? Let us know in comments!

One more thing:  A picture of the new WP8 SDK

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