New Leaked Images Of Windows 8 Store Show Panoramic View

Reflecting the overall design of Metro and similar to what the new Xbox Dashboard looks like, a new leaked screenshot of the Windows Store for Windows 8 shows off a panoramic view.

Windows 8 Store Panoramic View Screenshots Leaked

Yet Another Leaked Screenshot Of The Windows 8 Store Shows Automatic Set Up Options

Chinese Windows 8 news source has released a new screenshot of the upcoming Windows 8 Store, revealing a panoramic view that is completely in line with how the Metro UI works. And it unveils one more aspect of the Windows 8 store.

It looks like the store will have recommendations for newly installed computers. The first tile on the left with the green bar reads (in Chinese) something like “Have a new computer but don’t know where to start? (Allow) To your computer to install the necessary applications”

Zoomed In View Of First Tile Leaked Windows 8 Store Panoramic View Screenshot

The rest of the blocks show of games, video and music apps, news apps and other miscellaneous things. Here the Google Translate link to the original report for more zoomed in photos of the blocks.

This feature has so far not been highlighted before in any of the past reports. Although it looks like a preset collection of common apps such as social apps, it could also be a simple guide to help you get started on the new system. Given the fact that Windows 8 is going to be wildly different from anything PC users have used before.

This screenshot also allows you to spy on the tiles of the new Music and video apps that will be on Windows 8. Something tells me that they will look very similar to the interface that we saw on the Zune player. Microsoft has already made it clear that Zune lives on as software inside Windows and Windows 8’s design aesthetics are a perfect match for a Zune style media player. It certainly won’t look good running an upgraded version of Windows Media Player.

Published: Friday, December 16th, 2011 Last Modified: December 16, 2011

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