Last week we got some insight into forthcoming software updates for Windows Phone 8, thanks to the sources of Mary Jo Foley. Supposedly, we’d be seeing a pair of minor updates arrive later this year before the next big one, apparently part of Microsoft’s Windows Blue cross-platform refresh. We’ve heard GDR2 could be coming in May, but what about the timing for everything else? A new Microsoft job posting might be able to shed some light there, describing a position for a software engineer.
The listing explains, “this is a great time to join as we’re completing our current release are getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year.” Now, what’s to be read into that? Could “completing our current release” refer to the release of GDR2 and GDR3, and the “next release” would be what we’re talking about as Windows Blue? If that’s indeed the case, and Blue won’t arrive until the tail-end of 2013, then we’re probably looking at a late-summer-early-fall release for GDR3.
Of course, a posting like this isn’t necessarily the most reliable to way to get insight into Microsoft’s schedule, but it really is sounding like Blue could still be quite the long way off.