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Windows Phone 8 secret project revealed by Microsoft job offering

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Windows Phone 8 secret project revealed by Microsoft job offering
Once again, Microsoft is on the looks for skilled software engineers, and Windows Phone is what they'll be working on. In particular, the company is hiring experienced developers for a classified project that has something to do with UEFI. The evidence comes in the form of a job offering posted online in late December.

Now, we know that UEFI doesn't sound like something to be excited about, but if this Microsoft project wasn't about something of significance, why would it be labeled as confidential? For those not familiar, UEFI stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface – think of it as what helps a device's operating system and firmware "talk" to each other and what makes Windows Phone 8 boot.

Windows Phone 8 secret project revealed by Microsoft job offering
Therefore, this "new technology", as it is being referred to, could have something to do with faster boot-up, or some kind of a "deep sleep" mode in addition to stand-by, or it may even be related to better software back-ups. Protection against loading of unofficial firmware is not out of the question either. 

Of course, we could be completely wrong, but that's all the guesses we can come up with given the little evidence Microsoft is revealing. If you'd like to make a prediction of your own, feel free to do so down in the comments. 

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posted on 17 Jan 2013, 04:40 1

1. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


I hope that add ALOT more features is Windows Phone 8

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 05:37 2

2. Mallouette (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


That's a great job for Microsoft! Windows Phone is becoming more smarter and operate like their PCs.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:16 2

7. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter more smarter

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 05:38 2

3. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Maybe windows phones will have different UIs on different carriers..(nokia,htc) like on android..

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:34 2

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2825; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Fired Nokia employees should apply. What a timing. Nokia cutting jobs in IT dept and M$ advertising for new jobs. UEFI -- M$ way of completely disallowing dual booting (installing LINUX ... except for RHEL i think which can work) .... saying this as same goes on desktops also and if one buys a "M$ certified" hardware with WINDOWS 8 good bye everything else. For a normal joe if you disable UEFI then you get the big M$ FUD that system is insecure.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:30 2

5. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


Are you STILL going on about this?? That's just sad, dude... :/

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:48 4

6. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


A growing young OS with high potential.

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