To be clear, the software giant Microsoft has finally broken its silence about Windows 8 operating system update code-named Blue. It’s not clear when Microsoft may release an official version of its upgrade, but the company is expected to do so at some point this year.
Do you think mysterious Windows 8 Blue represents a major shift in the way that Microsoft strategically approaches software updates?
Hmmm… Good but it looks like Windows Blue is not reinventing the wheel but rather adding touch-ups and tweaks to Windows 8 —- not exactly earth-shattering changes. Let’s start with a question: What exactly is Windows 8 Blue?
Blue is the code-name for a wave of updates to Windows 8/RT, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows services such as Outlook.com and SkyDrive. These updates will be released roughly one year after the general availability of each of these platforms, at roughly (but not exactly) the same time.
“With a remarkable foundation of products in market and a clear view of how we will evolve the company, product leaders across Microsoft are working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as ‘Blue’, ” Microsoft’s vice president of corporate communications, Frank X. Shaw wrote in a post.
However, the changes of the products retaining the name Blue after release “are slim to none”, he wrote. Blue is the first major update planned for Windows 8.
“Our customers have already experienced the ongoing rhythm of updates and innovations over the past six months including new devices, new apps and services, better performance and new capabilities. This continuous development cycle is the new normal across Microsoft. We’ll tune everyday experiences as well as introduce bold, connected and exciting new scenarios,” stated Shaw.
According to various reports from around the Web, it looks like Windows RT will be merged into Microsoft’s next-generation Windows, codenamed Blue.
Here’s what the Taipei-based news site said is the basis of merging RT into Blue, citing Asia-based suppliers: “Although the PC supply chain had pushed the Windows on ARM (WoA) platform aggressively, the Windows RT’s name, which has misled most consumers into believing that the operating system is able to support all existing x86 Windows programs…the lack of apps, as well as compatibility issues have all significantly damaged demand.”DON’T MISS: Hit List
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