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Report: Microsoft Blue coming this Summer with support for 7 and 8 inch mobile devices

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Report: Microsoft Blue coming this Summer with support for 7 and 8 inch mobile devices
Late last year, we told you about the next iteration of Windows, said to be called Windows Blue. According to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, the software giant is aiming at a Summer release of its Windows Blue OS. The software will support mobile devices with 7 and 8 inch screens. At the same time, a version of Windows Blue will be available for mobile phones. The next iteration of Windows will bring the IE11 browser with it. The sources say that Microsoft has recently completed Milestone 1 for Windows Blue and is said to be working on a Milestone preview which will result in a public preview of the software for current Windows 8 users (more on that below).

A version of Windows Blue is planned for Windows Phone handsets

A version of Windows Blue is planned for Windows Phone handsets

The sources say that Bing plays an important part in Windows Blue and that the Bing team has been working on new ways to improve the search experience. One scenario mentioned was when a user searches for a movie, apps would appear that would allow the person searching to play the film, or link to apps that will allow the user to view the movie.

The public preview of Windows Blue is expected to launch within the next few months to allow current Windows 8 users to provide feedback for Microsoft after testing the new OS. Plans call for Microsoft to allow just one preview of Windows Blue.

source: win8china, TheVerge via Gizmodo

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posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:16 5

1. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


what about unified nortification centre?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:18 6

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3618; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


notification, and many more features is coming in Apollo+ update.......!!! they r working on it right now and i'm sure they release soon........!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:07

35. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


It was rumoured and alleged that it will be announced with Blue!!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:19 4

2. lumia920 (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


welcome to windows blue.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:54 2

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And enjoy the empty OS, and limited and expensive apps than iOS, also, high price with midspecs; still on Dual core, with only 3 models to choose from: HTC Nokia, and Samsung.

More like welcome to "RESTRICTIONS" "wanna-be copycat of iOS and Linux...

™®©

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:16 8

12. lumia920 (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


only nokia is enough and htc is the edge we don't need samdung.
empty os? os is not empty but your brain may be.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:24 1

14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Nokia have sold everything they've got, its WP8 last chance and sales army no way near Galaxy S2 nor S3 or the I phones! Apps takes 4 months to get to WP8, while iOS and Linux are first.

Who let you out to post? Thought you was behind bars..."

You're come back was lame little kid

TROLL™®©

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:00 6

22. lumia920 (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


don't worry about nokia. kings like nokia never die. we should know wp os is the most fluid os in the world. your droids hangs like hell. live with your crap slow speed, crap build droid.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:55 1

26. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Everything is Rosy at NOKIA
except the LUMIAS ....

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 00:02 2

28. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Troll, your Android smartphone and tablet have already been hacked, and your personal data is probably for sale online. Cyber criminals hate WP8 too, but they love Android...

I wonder why? ;o)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:24 1

13. bbblader (Posts: 581; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Well on one side you are right it is still limited alot in functions,but there is always a ''but''...It may be restricted but Dual Core WP8 is faster than Quad Core Android and I know a ton of people that don't want to do everything,they just want a phone with simple functions and that is what you get. It is also perfect for businessmen since it has all those MS features...But for an advanced user that knows a lot about phones and wants an experience with more apps,games,etc. Android and iOS are better.But for me since I don't experience the need for getting the highest-end smartphone and just want a phone for calling,music,camera(maybe) and sometimes texting during class WP8 is enough.And the difference between ~320ppi and ~440 ppi is hardly recognised by the eye it's useless.
On a different side about your hole ''™®©'' do you even know what the f**k they mean and how you can get them? Because I'm pretty much sure that you simply couldn't have paid for Trademarking,Copyrighting and I forgot what ® was for but I know it's still paid for every single comment you make. Btw call me old fashioned for ''just'' using music camera calls and sometimes texts but even if I am 14 I just don't feel the need.Neither for alcohol or smoking.But I do feel the need for flips...Even if I can just do a frontflip,webster and a sideflip...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:27 1

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yea cause WP8 is still half baked, it only needs 175 mb of Ram and Android needs heavy resources, takes up 700 mob of Ram, why compare a full OS to a quarter baked Darwin os

TROLL™®©

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 00:55 2

30. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


its called pathetic system taking all resouces for its self leaving little for other apps get lost looser u are a mistake as a whole

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:30 1

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


300ppi and 450ppi when zooming and pictures are much finer™®©

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:53 7

20. lumia920 (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


zooming and pics are more fine?
which pics you are talking about?
do you know any thing about lose less zooming?
pics? nokia is the father of your all droid army in pics.
lumia still have decent ppi, no body can notice the pixels in lumia because they are not pentile matrices.....

you compelled me change my idea about you, now i will prefer to call you empty headed rather empty mind person.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:57

27. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Nokia earns 1 billion a year in Patent license fees .... so maybe they will earn more from Patent license fees than they would earn from sales of LUMIASS :)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:57 7

21. hanapupu (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


oh boy, this old man troll again. no wonder hundred of thousand of apps at Google play cant even fill your EMPTY head, and quad core cant help you think fast and right.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 17:57 6

25. samystic (Posts: 192; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


how dare you come out of that cave? you should be locked up and forced to watch student of the year movie again and again... these 'restrictions' that you like to talk about should not be compared with Android as Windows Phone 8 is smoother overall... it needs improvement and time... so stop acting like a kid and don't come to Nokia / Windows area!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 00:53

29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


hey Mr.WannaBeE its windows came way before IOS linux and its desktop and stop crying us all a river of ignorance hardware support is far more then ur puny android it supports upto 64core CPU but same time wp8 dont need that much power like android crap do need all of power
i dont know what on earth is copied from ios rather android is a copy i will say for sure

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:49

3. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


microsoft FTW ..........first apple ...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:30 2

4. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Lets hope that this update will include new hardware like:
Snapdragon 600 and 800
1080p display(this one Optional)
and after that maybe we will see a new progress in windows store,because with this current gpu and cpu dont think that developers will waste time to create great 3d apps and games.
i really like to switch to windows phone but this problem is holding me back.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:28 2

16. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


There are plenty of devs with games - both 2D and 3D - in the Marketplace. Gameloft, Gameforge, Zynga, Interplay, Square, etc, etc.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ Check it out before you continue your outdated rhetoric

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:32 2

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very limited games available for WP8™®©

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:43

36. ZeroCide (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


TROLL YOUR BRAIN IS LIMITED.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 17:41 2

24. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


oo really,why dont you research a lot more for yourself newbie !!
you call asphalt 5(the one that i played on my old nokia symbian phone),assassin`s creed and uno a high graphics games ?. were do you live ?? Where is:
Most Wanted
Modern Combat 4
Fifa 13
Asphalt 7
Dead Trigger
Mass Effect: Infiltrator
N.O.V.A 3
Real Racing 2
GTA Vice City
even on nexus 4 with S4 Pro some games have no watter effects,reflection etc.do some research in tech and start to grow up, and do not make me laugh out loud by showing me the WP website **LOL**.(a kid teaching developers and geeks about what tech,graphics and Websites LOL)
,i had a HTC HD7.i know WP better than you and i really like it and respect it,but when it comes to gaming and apps,they got to work hard to catch with the others.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:00

32. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


if u so happy on android why on earth u poking around on wp8 articles its like u all android guys are pure lifeless douchbags and junkies trying to prove they are owners of the world while your not ...

hey all ya loosers get a life or try being a decent person or you get response like these

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:04

34. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


i never saw such a huge number of assholes on comments.
Who the f**k did i poke ??.
i Just wrote (shared) my opinion of what i want in the future on this update(as a owner of WP).
i didn`t say hey you wp losers get a life,wp a failure etc.
its you assholes that are not happy with your crappy s**t devices and even if someone says i love WP you start to attack them like they said f**k WP.
i have all of the platforms in my job and have my hands on on all these devices 100 times a day.so f**k yourself i didn`t write comments to get reply`s especially assholes like you,i just share my opininion.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:09 3

5. pookiewood (Posts: 623; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


7 and 8 inch. Yes please.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:29 2

6. papss (unregistered)


they really better update to 1080P if they are going to 7-8 inch.. and as BesnikRrustemi saide they need to up the gpu and maybe the cpu

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:29

7. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol RT successor already..nice

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:32 4

8. papss (unregistered)


lets be honest.. it needs a successor.. I bought a pro but was not even going to humor the idea of spending my money on the RT.. it needs some work

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:57

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What a joke, more like declining™®©

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:59 3

11. papss (unregistered)


you again? I thought we had an understanding? you using your Nokia again? ...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:36

19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hey papss, how's you, how's life and everything....?

™®©

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:00 2

31. Sterijoana (Posts: 32; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Better get back to the dungeon before they find you, catch you and put you in the cage or kill you with fire, "troll". Avoid this site. You are a total disgrace to your clan.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:02

33. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


your really want me to push your sory Asx to limits and make u rage like a little 1 year old kid again because i like it when junkies like you brag about thing they not fully understand

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