A list of expected Windows Phone 8 features

WP7app.de collected all the rumoured Windows Phone 8 features we expect to be formally announced today. We have heard rumours that some major features had to be dropped to meet deadlines, so some, like proxy-based browsing, which has been rumoured but saw no evidence of so far, may have been dropped. Keep an eye on our upcoming Live Blog for the latest.

The list includes:

Home Screen
Three tile sizes on screen wide
Arrow right now at the very bottom
More accent colors
New animation

Data Sense / Data Profiling
Live Tile with data usage
Data Compression

 Lock screen

Notification icons and text by Store Apps
Apps can change backgrounds
New backgrounds

See more after the break.

E-mail apps with a dark background
Emails dictation
Large live tile with the latest e-mail subject
Subject of the newest e-mail on the lock screen

People hub
Changes in layout
Groups of up to 25 people

Bing Search

Features at a glance
Results re-organized, now includes “Media”
Bing services
Local Scout


Upload / Backup to SkyDrive


New “Office 2013” design
Improved synchronization
OneNote now standalone app

 Wallet / Wallet

Centralized management of all payment methods
Saving offers and coupons

 Internet Explorer 10

Removable button in the address bar
Find on Page
Data compression with Data Sense
Cookies can be (partially) blocked


Nokia Maps
WiFi hotspot locator
Downloadable maps

 Pictures hub

Multi-select possible with photos
Edit pictures

Backup SMS on SkyDrive

Larger font
High contrast

Business / corporate functions

Company Hub and Apps
Device encryption
Improved Security
Remote management


Kid’s Corner
New languages
Downloadable keyboard languages
File transfer via Bluetooth
MicroSD & Multicore
More resolutions
NFC (Tap & send)

See more detail,  screen shots and videos at WP7app.de here.

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