Windows Blue for Windows Phone, battery/performance/core app updates delivered through windows store?

| February 8, 2013 | 13 Replies


Have you heard of something called, Windows Blue?

This is meant to be a feature pack for Windows 8 but it’s coming to Windows Phone too.

Also, instead of coming through OEMs, the update will appear through the store (possibly avoiding those testing delays).


Mary J Foley’s sources says Blue would bring updates to things like internet explorer browser, calendar app, mail and bing as well as adding kernel and driver level changes that could improve battery life and performance. Backward compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 is said to be a priority. Mary Jo Foley assures us this rumour is pretty solid.

Source: ZDNet


Cheers Dan for the tip!


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  • aslanoo

    Interesting news, I also heard that Windows 8 will be the last “FULL” Windows version, Blue will be the beginning of an Android or IOS like updateable Windows OS for PC/Laptop with a cycle of a year. And Windows Blue is said to come through the Windows Store, too.

    But to hear that this is also coming for WP8 is new to me.

    • tonysingh

      Interesting piece of info!! Thank you, may I ask for the rest of the info I mean the source or microsoft article about it!

      what is the Full about win 8??

    • tonysingh

      What is the Full in win8 tht u mention of,
      would love to read more about this policy change, if somebody would be so kind to post a link

    • aslanoo

      This is the source but it is in german so you may use GoogleTranslate or may be you even speak german ๐Ÿ™‚

      The news is from 27th of december 2012

      There should be english sites reporting that too around that date i guess.

      • tonysingh

        Thank you, read it

    • aslanoo

      Actually my german sources source was the verge her the link ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dss

      I think we are still on track for Windows 9.. they are just going to try to prolong the life of 8 for longer

  • Not only that, Blue is the general codename for a company wide update to al its services/devices much like they did back in October. Only this time it should actually bring some good improvements.

  • Sounds pretty cool, maybe the update to bing would make the search button a universal search?

  • Viipottaja

    WP Central’s own source (it is an update to their story on the Verge story :)) also confirms this, but unfortunately says its not right around the corner in terms of timing. So perhaps a fall update? Which does not meant there won’t be other updates in the meanwhile.

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  • rustyknight17

    Yes , sounds cool , hope it`ll bring WP8 close to Symbian/Meego functionality , that would be most interesting !
    Speaking of which , I find the timing interesting as well , considering that Blackberry is rumoured to be coming out with what seems like a very similar update for their OS called 10.1 … Thoughts ?

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