Windows 8 images continue to leak onto the Internet, despite Microsofts wallpaper-based pleas to those with access to the early releases. Todays installment courtesy CNBeta shows the upcoming Windows App Store, which will likely feature prominently in Windows 8.
Weve got our doubts about the authenticity of the image. In addition to showing several of the built-in games which already ship with Windows, Opera is listed and a competing browser seems like an odd inclusion this early on. Of course, with the browser ballot still in place in the EU for quite some time, Microsoft would probably need to include rivals like Opera and Firefox to stay out of trouble. Were also not sure why Clickgamer is shown beneath Angry Birds instead of Rovio the games actual publisher.
Its still early, of course, so its entirely possible that the Windows App Store image is genuine but merely using placeholder images and text for now. Anyone else thinking Windows Marketplace might be a more logical name? You know, to keep things consistent with Windows Phone and keep Apples legal eagles at bay.