While we unfortunately can’t provide you with a download link to the Store just yet, it looks like Microsoft is finally getting ready to unleash Photosynth for Windows Phone 8. The popular 360 degree photo mesh app was noticeably absent since the new OS but the prospect of a “...any day now" re-launch always felt imminent.
The Photosynth team took to Twitter to bring the news, seemingly after some folks on Reddit made some noise about the app’s prolonged absence from the platform. The reason as it turns out was a drive issue, which caused the shipping date to head past the original time frame for launch...
The post on Twitter goes into some detail:
“Photosynth for WP8 slipped due to problems with drivers on a few important phones. Mostly behind us now. Release should be weeks away.”
Truth be told, a select few of us have been running Photosynth on our Windows Phone 8 devices due to an early review program and while the app always worked for us, evidently there were some deeper issues with specific new devices that caused some headaches.
The Photosynth app for Windows Phone 8 is expected to be rewritten to take advantage of more RAM, the new API and of course the Lenses feature for quick access to making ‘synths. There’s no immediate word if the WP8 version will vary that much otherwise from its older Windows Phone 7 sibling (ours feels exactly like the older version just faster, but our build is a few months old).
We’ll keep you posted of course when the app is ready to go live in the Store.