Windows Phone 8 companion app now available for your PC or tablet

Windows Phone 8 sync toolThere’s only a few hours to go before Microsoft takes to the stage and announces and launch the final part of its Windows 8 upgrade – the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system for smartphones.

Microsoft relased its Windows 8 operating system for PCs and tablets on Thursday and today, on the side of the weekend, they are all set to unleash Windows Phone 8 for… well… phones.

Ahead of this event the Redmond software giant has released a new companion app in the Windows Store that’ll work in tandem with the new devices to allow your computer and your Windows Phone 8 work together seamlessly.

The idea is that with the Windows Phone app so you always have your photos, videos, and music, and more where you want them:

The key features of the app are:

  • Get your music, photos, and videos from your computer to your phone (and vice versa).
  • Quickly share things from your phone with Windows 8 apps (like Photos, or Search). You don’t even have to open the Windows Phone app to move things around.
  • Automatically save photos and videos you take with your phone to your PC.
  • See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone
  • Access to to download apps, learn more about your phone, or find it if it’s lost/stolen

The app is listed as a “tool” in the Windows Store and has been given a 12+ age rating.

The Windows Phone 8 syncing app is obviously set to be used by Windows Phone 8 devices so anyone who has a Windows Phone 7 device or older, I am afraid you’ll not be invited to this party.

You can access onto the new Windows Store to view or download the App now however you won’t be able to do very much with the App until the official Windows Phone 8 OS and the handsets that run it are released.

I will be at the London Windows Phone 8 party tonight so keep an eye out for tweets and FB posts 🙂

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