Window Phone Blue update leaked from job posting

Window Phone Blue update leaked from job posting
Microsoft has listed a job posting that gives away some interesting information about a potential update to its Windows Phone OS. Microsoft seeks people for its Excel MX team. Microsoft's goal is to "deliver a compelling new Windows Phone version of Excel that is touch-optimized and targeted for the phone form factor." And while all of that is interesting, of course, the real nugget of information comes a bit later when the listing adds how the job entails helping Microsoft "realize the vision of building high quality excel app for Windows Phone Blue".

You might remember that near the end of last year we told you about Windows Blue and the possibility that this is a universal edition of the OS that would bring features like resizeable Live Tiles for tablets and the desktop. The earliest info about the update is that it could keep the Windows 8 name and be available for free.

The job posting is the first time that we've actually seen Microsoft itself mention any kind of update called "Blue" and also seems to confirm that the update will reach all the way to Windows Phone. 

source: Microsoft

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22 Comments

1. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Windows 8 and Windows Phone is just getting better and bigger! Compare to that boring iOS and iPhone! Haha!

2. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Blue should include more customization options.....

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Damn, you got a thumb down for that? What kind of an idiot would disagree with it ?

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The same one who disagreed with your post. Probably a disgruntled iFan.

16. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol my sympethies with you for ur inocent request of customization

3. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Exciting year for MS's WP. Integration across platforms is the key-Xbox, WP, w8. Alot of techies here but many seem to lack a vision of the future. Well I guess that's what happens with fanboyism disease.

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I hope they make it right this time and drop the pointless forced limitations. I want a good OS for Nokia's next generation pure view. That could finally start bringing Finns back on track

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I dunno... I always thought Windows Phone Blue was going to be a reference to Microsoft incorporating Blue Stacks into the OS itself.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

give us some Hit OS of the year MS.........!!!

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

When this fails to take off we will have lots of Green :)

12. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

typical hater i really don't want to hate android but people like you who troll on windowsphone topics on different sites forcing us to hate it and forcing us to respond with hate comments

19. papss unregistered

Agreed.. It's a typical closed minded comment from him so don't expect that to change

10. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Bill Gates knows how to destroy the competitors as he did to Apple in 1980s, and he will destroy again Apple and Google. We will not gonna see big changes in Q1 2013 but the real competition begins after MWC.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Gates doesn't have any input on day-to-day ops at Microsoft, as he's running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. You can thank Steve Ballmer and company.

11. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@darac... It appears nokia's February financial showed progress. Sacrifices have been made to cut cost in order to save money and compete. Regarding their phone division, they've just penetrated the US, starting with att, T-Mobile, Verizon, and soon sprint. They've slowly penetrated china, India, and other important countries. The 620 has garnered good reviews so far. As they push forward with more devices both high and low end with their exclusive technology, they will become the top WP vendor. Add to their anticipated tablet, Nokia is set to move forward in 2013. Most don't realize the potential of WP and w8. They pride in spending thousands of dollars buy gadgets whereas MS has now begun to close that gap. One wp, one surface or Nokia tab, and an Xbox is all you will ever need. And if you need a great camera and video recorder, Nokia will provide that. No more buying thousands of dollars in gadgets for everyday different situations. The money you saved buy yourself a bag of chips, sit back and relax.

14. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I'm excited for Windows and Windows Phone Blue, I just hope it's not based on a new kernel so early that it again won't be compatible with old devices. That would seriously hurt the fanbase.

15. hepresearch unregistered

If anything, this just fuels the allegations that Windows 8/RT/Phone 8 were sufficiently poor products so as to necessitate what will be about the quickest update/turnover to a new Windows version in Microsoft history. Six to eight months after initial Win 8 release, Windows Blue gets released across the board... for free... to immediately replace all existing Windows 8 derivative products. Hilarious!

18. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

just like android comes up with a new release about twice a year..and that too free...hilarious...

20. papss unregistered

Again I agree... I wonder if he even comes to make valid points or just a troll

21. hepresearch unregistered

Excellent question... sometimes, I end up wondering the same thing myself!

22. hepresearch unregistered

Haha... I'm a troll who isn't a fanboy? Wow... how odd would that be!

17. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Windows (Phone) Blue is the cloud component of W8 (WP8), nothing more.

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