Microsoft hints of Windows 9 in job posting

A job posting for a position at Microsoft has revealed some quite interesting facts including that Microsoft has already started working on Windows 9.

While the name of the upcoming OS is hardly a surprise, the news of the work is something fresh. Microsoft has been tight-lipped on the matter so far but the job posting changes all this. Here’s what it says: “We utilize cutting edge technologies across the stack from Bing metro application development using WinJS and HTML5, innovative features in IE10 such as flip ahead and much more! The team will be constantly delivering great products in areas including Windows 9, IE11 services integration, touch friendly devices including iPad and more.” Furthermore the job description says Windows 9 will have an incarnation that will run on various mobile devices including gizmos from Nokia, Qualcomm and HTC.

The new OS has also been confirmed by a nameless Microsoft employee and by a Microsoft Gold Partner called iSoftStone which said Windows Phone 8 and 9 had been included in a long-term project that may debut next year.

Analysts expect Microsoft to release the first beta version of Windows 9 in January 2014 with the RTM release occurring in November 2014, two years after the launch of Windows 8. This summer Microsoft may also launch a major update to Windows 8 called Windows Blue.


Source: Neowin.net

Related posts

SIG presents the Bluetooth 5 standard

SIG presents the Bluetooth 5 standard

As expected the Bluetooth SIG organization has unveiled all the tech specs of the next-gen Bluetooth data transmission standard. Not surprisingly the standard is called Bluetooth 5 (yes, just Bluetooth “five”). The new standard is twice as fast as Bluetooth 4 and features four times the range...

Lenovo debuts Flex 14 ultrabook

Lenovo debuts Flex 14 ultrabook

The Chinese Lenovo has decided to introduce a new ultrabook known as Flex 14. The announcement has taken place in Singapore and the new notebooks pack some interesting features some of which include resemblance to the Yoga 11 device. The Flex 14 is “Flex” because its screen can be rotated 300...

Samsung Exclaim

Samsung Exclaim, exclusively from Sprint, provides instant access to text messaging, social networking and content management. The Samsung Exclaim, which connects to America’s most dependable 3G network, is designed with a unique dual-slider design providing the ultimate flexibility between a...

Leave a comment