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

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).

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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36 Comments

1. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

what about unified nortification centre?

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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........!!!

35. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

2. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

welcome to windows blue.

9. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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... ™®©

12. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 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.

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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™®©

22. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 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.

26. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

28. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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)

13. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 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...

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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™®©

30. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

20. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 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.

27. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 :)

21. hanapupu

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 03, 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.

25. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 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!

29. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

3. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

4. BesnikRrustemi

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Very limited games available for WP8™®©

36. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

TROLL YOUR BRAIN IS LIMITED.

24. BesnikRrustemi

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

34. BesnikRrustemi

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

5. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

7 and 8 inch. Yes please.

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

7. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol RT successor already..nice

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