We are expecting to see the Release Preview of Windows 8 sometime around the beginning of June 2012 and with it we can expect to see plenty of new updates to the built in Metro Apps.
According to reports, Microsoft has started updating most of the core Metro Apps in Windows 8 which are due to be revealed alongside the Release Preview. The updated apps have been spotted in internal builds of the Release Preview and are no longer badged with the “app preview” that is to be found in the developers preview.
It’s being reported that the Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, Music and Reader app have all received updates.
These apps haven’t officially been released to the Windows Store for us to update to on the consumer preview. However, Microsoft has updated the app descriptions for the Photos app and Reader app.
The updated photos app can be seen with a full screen wallpaper and smaller folder thumbnails. The Reader app also has been tweaked as well. Of course these are only screenshots so in reality there’s plenty more that’s been tweaked.
We will have to await the launch of Release Preview to know more about the updated Metro Apps