3 days ago, on Friday, Microsoft unveiled to the world their latest operating system–Windows 8 and their tablet, Surface on the East Coast. Today all the focus will be on West Coast. As of now, Samsung, Nokia and HTC have held events showcasing and unveiling their Windows Phone 8 launches. At Nokia’s Lumia 920 launch, Windows Phone 8 chief, Joe Belfiore, unveiled some of Windows Phone 8’s features. He started off with a disclaimer that he wasn’t showing all the consumer features in Windows Phone 8. Today is that day.
Microsoft announced their big mobile day and Google decided to troll it with their own Nexus announcement. Unfortunately for Google, nature decided to troll the troll, and their event had to be cancelled. Their playground was shutdown due to Hurricane Sandy. One of the up coming features in Windows Phone 8, as confirmed by WPCentral, is live lock screen wallpapers. There should be more from Microsoft and you can follow the announcement live at Microsoft Newsroom.
In addition to live stream, Windows Phone 8’s social outreach team has made an elaborate Facebook hub. The page is like one for the 2012 election page. The whole page is interactive and quite well laid out. A view stream of the announcement later today, a feature poll, topic tweets and a conversation heat map of the US. Personally, I’d rather follow the even on the Facebook Social hub than Newsroom. You should too.
Stuck in New York City due to Sandy, I will be breaking down all the updates, unless Sandy takes my Internet down. In the meantime, you can take a look at the list of Windows Phone 8 features we know about.