Some recently leaked screen shots of Windows 8 show an ever stronger influence of Windows Phone 7.
The above shot (via Winrumors) over the shoulder of one of their presenters shows a tile-like start menu on the â€œimmersiveâ€ UI that appears much more closer to the Windows Phone 7 version, with multiple tiles tightly grouped together. Previous versions from earlier this year showed many fewer tiles spaced further apart.
This shot above (from this Microsoft video) from the â€œClassicâ€ UI still shows a metro-fied menu and date and time widget, indicating in Windows 8 you will never be far from the Windows Phone 7 look, even if you spend most of your time in the â€œClassicâ€ UI.
Irrespective of how Windows 8 is received it is still guaranteed to sell hundreds of millions of copies. Do our readers think this will serve to boost Windows Phone 7 sales due to increased familiarity with the user interface? Let us know below.
Thanks Brian for the tip.