Over the past few days we’ve been hearing tons about Windows 10 – Microsoft’s new and improved operating system with a renewed focus on the future – but details have been relatively sparse about hardware. Sure, we’ve heard about the HoloLens and Surface Hub, but those two aren’t going to be on the market for a while, if ever. Microsoft Mobile Devices exec Ifi Majid has finally told us some information we’ve been desperately trying to get for months now, that a Microsoft flagship smartphone launch is likely to take place this summer.
We were hearing rumors swirl last month that predicted many months would pass in 2015 before a flagship came about, and this statement from Majid seems to agree with those whispers for the most part. Even though we now know to expect Windows Phone hardware soon, it will certainly be a long wait.
That’s all the information Majid has volunteered to Windows Central about hardware; as far as software is concerned for this flagship, it’s highly likely that Microsoft will put in every effort to coordinate the launch of the device with the start of the public Windows 10 rollout. That means that updates for existing devices will begin around the same timeframe, which is what we’ve heard previously as well.
We’ve been left without a true Windows flagship for quite some time now, with the latest notable entries being the HTC One M8 for Windows, Lumia 930/Icon, and aging Lumia 1020. All three are many months old at this point, so a flagship is long overdue – here’s hoping the summer timeframe ends up being accurate.
Source: Windows Central