Windows Phone 8 To Include Screenshot Abilities?

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So far, Windows Phone users have been left out in the cold by Microsoft when it comes to capturing screenshots. While plenty of Androids offer hardware key shortcuts to snap a pic, and the functionality’s built right in to iOS, Windows Phone has been left to rely on hacky third-party screenshot solutions. If you’ve been frustrated that Microsoft really dropped the ball on implementing a simple, universal way to grab screen images, salvation may lie in the form of Windows Phone 8, with rumors now suggesting the platform refresh will finally make such a thing a reality.

According to WPDang, in Windows Phone 8 you’ll be able to capture a screenshot at any time but pressing the Windows button and the camera shutter simultaneously.

That key combination will reportedly save the current screen with the rest of your photos, ready for you to mail to a friend to share your latest high score, workout stats, or some driving directions.

Without more info on just who’s saying this feature will be present it’s hard to put an abundance of faith in the rumor, but considering how long Windows Phone has been without an integrated screen capture system, we’d really like to believe this report is accurate.

Source: WPDang (Google Translate)
Via: The Verge

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!