Split-screen Multitasking on Windows Phone “leak” isn’t real, just a concept

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Microsoft was rumoured to be working on split-screen multitasking for Windows Phone for some time. The company hasn’t officially talked about this feature coming to Windows Phone yet, and there isn’t any sign of this feature on Windows 10 for Phones so far either.

However yesterday some “leaked” pictures of Split-screen Multitasking on Windows Phone appeared – supposedly showing off the split-screen multitasking on Windows Phone 8. Some sites who should probably have known better reported about the split-screen multitasking leaks as if they are likely real.

As a consequence we’ve received a bunch of tips from our readers about this, and we felt it would be a good idea to make it clear that the pictures are 100% fake. Yes, it’s not a real thing – just a concept. For those of you who missed it, take a look at the images below:


Of course, this pictures may look real to some  – but there are multiple clues which should have tipped people off:

  • Windows Phone’s default font is Segoe UI – why is it using Arial then?
  • Notice the scaling of the apps
  • “Messangning”

If you’re still not convinced by the above things, you can see the concepts being designed on the featured image of this article. It’s also worth mentioning that the pictures come from Ryo Qqu who has told us that this is indeed a concept he made, and it’s not a real thing.

So there you have it: These leaks aren’t real, they’re just a nice concept of a feature which I think we would all like to see on our OS.

Keep in mind that Microsoft may add this feature to Windows Phone in the future, but we don’t know if its actually coming to the operating system any time soon.

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