Microsoft is preparing to release one more public release preview before releasing the final builds of Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 Release Preview is expected to come in the first week of June. Microsoft is updating some of the Windows 8 Metro apps to the upcoming Release Preview.
Metro app updates are available in the internal builds of Windows 8, and include new features and updated user interface among other things and these as no longer carry the “app preview” message indicating that they are ready for the final builds, according to The Verge.
Some of these apps are available internally but they are not released to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview users. These Metro apps are replacements for Live Desktop apps and they are designed to work with Metro interface and offer touch friendly controls.
App descriptions of these apps show that these apps have been updated yesterday with release notes reading “Updates to support the latest Windows8 changes”. Communication apps Mail, Calendar, Messaging, People and Photos, Reader, Music apps are all updated for the Release Preview. The Reader app details show that the “This version is for Windows8 Release Preview.”
Photo app entry in the store includes several screenshots showing the updated version. The app home screen now shows full screen photo along with folder thumbnails for your local photo library, Facebook, SkyDrive, Flickr etc.
These updates applications will be released along with the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview in June.
Source: The Verge