Microsoft’s Windows 8 ‘Consumer Preview’ Preinstalled Apps Revealed

Posted on Feb 8 2012 - 2:59pm by Editorial Staff

The software giant Microsoft’s next big thing – Windows 8Consumer Preview” is all on the way is setting near release and the company is working towards giving the final touch to the preinstalled application list. According to The Verge, Microsoft is in plan to bundle-up the things in a number of Metro style applications.

List includes:

  • Camera
  • Messaging
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • SkyDrive
  • People
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Music

We earlier reported that Windows 8 is not including the traditional Start button. The Start button was first introduced in Windows 95 and has been present in every version of Windows since – replacing with a “hotspot” in the corner that will duplicate the functionality offered by the Old button.

Earlier, we also reported that the company is giving its Windows Store a public review look and the Consumer Preview version of Windows 8 which will provide access to a number of launch games for the company’s Windows 8. Microsoft revealed a list of games that will be available in the Windows store preview version. The new windows also show off the transparent Charms bar that offers different functionality and access to share, search, start screen, devices and settings.

Microsoft is also working on to enable SMS support for the Messaging app which operates as Windows Live Messenger. The Music and Video applications which are built by Xbox team are currently branded with Zune. Well, there is still a lot to come – better is to wait and watch as this upcoming Windows model will definitely consists a lot in store for all tech as well as non-tech lovers.

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