Microsoft is gearing up for the release of Windows Phone 8, the next major flavor of its mobile operating system, sometime in October, but users can already get a taste of it today.
A new application made it
to the Windows Phone Marketplace recently, nothing more than a Windows Phone 8
simulator for existing devices.
Through it, users will be able to easily apply the Windows Phone 8 looks on their handsets, a few months before the platform – and even the Windows Phone 7.8 update – hits shelves.
This application enables users to peek inside some of the main features of WP8’s homescreen, such as the option to resize tiles.
They can also make a better idea of how the upcoming WP7.8 update will look like on their handsets
. Unfortunately, the software won’t work as a launcher, though it will pull app icons from the Marketplace, it seems