Tweet from Windows Phone Design Team laughs at suggestion of complete redesign for Windows Phone 9

Tweet from Windows Phone Design Team laughs at suggestion of complete redesign for Windows Phone 9
Just a few days ago, Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin reported that in 2015, Microsoft was going to do a total rebuild of Windows Phone with the release of Windows Phone 9. This version of Microsoft's mobile OS would not be compatible with Windows Phone 8 so that Redmond could "unify phone and tablet OS," even though this was a stated goal of Windows Phone Blue for next year.

Well, it seems that word of Murtazin's comments reached the Redmond campus which elicited a huge belly laugh, or guffaw from the Windows Phone Design Team. It was definitely meant as more than a chuckle. In a tweet, they wrote, "Scrapping everything and starting over? Hahaha."

Now that doesn't mean that the team isn't hard at work at making other changes, but don't expect the next iteration of the mobile OS to be built from the ground up.

source: WMPoweruser

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46 Comments

1. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

you can't make this stuff up!

23. wendygarett unregistered

I like the current os with the live tiles, but better redesign than never... Make it flatter... wp8 is flat and nice, but not as flat as ios7 :)

24. wendygarett unregistered

Make the live tiles some translucentcy effect like ios7, make a wallpaper responding to our movement like ios7, transparent keyboard like ios7... Microsoft will definitely grab my money :)

25. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Go buy an iPhone then!

26. wendygarett unregistered

Nope, iWant choice :)

35. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

smart answer

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Get rid of the stupid tiles and make it run windows 8.1 (obviously a phone optimized version) powered by intel or AMD x86 cpus.

4. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

I would love a phone that ran x86 instead of those inferior ARM chips.

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So Tegra4 E5410 E5420 S800 are not power enough for you, really? Atom X86 Baytrail are all on Par with T4 E5410 E5420 ®

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Troll don't get me confuse dude. Lol

19. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Maybe the Atom chips. I'm still not beliving that they are. They may come close. ARM Chips are competely inferior to real x86 chips.

27. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Baytrail is the first chip that really makes arm look bad. Just wait a few years till they get an i3 or i5 in a smart phone. Arm has no response to baytrail their chips coming out at the end of 2014 will still be inferior to it while intel moves on to 14nm chips and continues to widen the gap between arm and x86 in mobile. There is one leaked benchmark of a baytrail chip at 1.1ghz it scored 43000 in antutu. Thats really unclocked because baytrail is supposed to run at 2-2.2ghz.

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Well they already did it going from WP 7 to 8. If that happens again.....wow. Well, it will give some WP fans a new starting point to go on about... "This isnt WP8 its WP9, ect, ect" Some of them will treat 2015 as the beginning of WP...like some try to do now with WP7 and 8....like 7 never existed. I find this odd: "Just a few days ago, Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin reported that in 2015, Microsoft was going to do a total rebuild of Windows Phone with the release of Windows Phone 9. This version of Microsoft's mobile OS would not be compatible with Windows Phone 8 so that Redmond could "unify phone and tablet OS," Wasnt that the goal for WP8 and a reason for them basically starting over with WP8? What is Eldar trying to say...?

6. Alexander_K

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

With that tweet the Windows Phone team obviously wants to decline the rumours that Eldar Murtazin is spreading. He has been right for some things before, but this time his information is definitely wrong.

5. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

You must make big changes. if you don't , Don't Sell Hahaha :|

7. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Eldar's comments served one purpose...Eldar's purpose. I suppose he felt he was too much of a forgotten ghost and had to create decent BS to get into the blogosphere again. The guy is almost right 45% of the time...the other 55%...well...it's back to the drawing board for Eldar, apparently.

13. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

am about the same rate with my guesses!!

8. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

It would be great if they stop it with the tiles... and make the windows for mobile more like the one in PCs. That would be great ;) With the desktop, start button etc.

17. papss unregistered

No way... The live tiles on WP8 are the better way of doing it on a phone... What needs to change is the grid icons on the other OS's.

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If it aint broke.... dont fix it. Applies to many things. Seems to apply to mobile OS's too. I applaud for MS introducing something new, different tho. Bottom line....if the Live Tiles really were the better way......WP would be leading in market share.... Its not like ppl walk into a store and WP phones arent on disply. or there are no commercials, ads for WP. Ppl just arent into WP all that much right now. Maybe that will change sometime in the future.

9. talon95

Posts: 988; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

They'd better not laugh too hard. At the rate Win 8 is going they'll have to do that in order to salvage the wreck.

32. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

They laugh because their design team has reached bottle-neck. They have no other design ideas.

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So Wp8 was a fail! So laughing at WP9 already Microsoft pack up your Wp and declare Bankruptcy or Rip! Let Nokia have there freedom! How pity Elop killed his own platform: Meego, Maeemo, Meltimi, S60 they have nothing left. Nor Sailfish or have the resources to verge with Andriod® Nokia you are "Dooooooomed" Rest in peace or start making low cheap budget phones and great camera along with Carl-Zeiss™

18. papss unregistered

Did you even read the article? He wasn't laughing at WP9 he was laughing at the notion that WP9 would be completely different from the ground up

20. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

You must have a real hardon for WP you post in every WP article. and its the same BLAH BLAH BLAH in every article!!!

21. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

What's the "GIMP" doing out?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8kPqAV_74M

41. iWinDroid

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

yeah you always post ur rants about windows phone, i bet u don't even have a single phone, do u? ur like a crying kid all the time..how old r you? im not a fan of nokia or any other OS, they're all cool, just imagine what kind of phones we have now than before.. they're all great isn't it? you TROLL doesn't have any idea about Nokia's plan & their strategy to go back to the market where they've been before, yes Android may be the "BEST" OS right now, but people may get tired of it in the next few years, got my point? so stop posting ur issues w/ nokia 'coz nokia has no issues w/u lil. go ask ur mom to buy u some lollipops & waste time lickin' it instead of posting nonsense comments her in PA.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

What if they make own OS with fully loaded features and really smooth fluid experience. And developers will interest in it then start making apps and games and will hit 100,000 in 10 or 12 months that's for sure. Something unique, new design, fluid, interesting, and fun Nokia OS. Wow isn't.

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And That os support everything. Nokia 5" 1080p puremotion hd+, quad core Intel processor, Intel graphic chip, 3gb ram, 3000 battery, 20mp pureview camera no hump, aluminum unibody but can remove back cover and replace battery and Sd cards, hdmi output, water and dust proof, haac, Dolby sound, wireless charging. Etc

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That would be a dream come true specs. Would love that on WP10 ®

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