Microsoft Could Already Be Testing Windows Phone 9

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A couple weeks back we were talking about Microsoft’s update strategy for Windows Phone 8, and how we might see some of the next minor, as well as major, updates arrive. Beyond the GDR builds and Windows Blue, what’s left on the horizon? Well, a number of postings from employees seem to suggest that development on Windows Phone 9, as well as Windows 9 itself, is already well underway.

This info comes from a number of sources, and a couple them are employee profiles on LinkedIn. That may not be the most reliable source for data, but it’s nonetheless interesting to see all these mentions of the forthcoming OS. One employee describes testing Windows 9 (presumably WP9) on Nokia, HTC, and Qualcomm models. Another talks about app deployment from the desktop to WP9 handsets.

Separately, Microsoft’s got a job posting for a Bing software engineer that offers “…constantly delivering great products in areas including Windows 9…” as one of its responsibilities.

We were expecting Blue to be the focal point for Microsoft’s current development efforts, but from all this it sounds like the company could already have its sights firmly set on the future.

Source: MSFT Kitchen, Microsoft
Via: WPCentral

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