Rumours: Windows Phone to merge with Windows RT in two years, mobile at 4-7″ ?

| October 6, 2013 | 60 Replies

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It’s not the first time we’ve heard this but it’s interesting nevertheless to hear it mentioned once more and it what sounds like more certain terms.

It may explain why WP development is going so slowly or that might just be MS as usual. Tweeted by MSFTnerd:

  • New #rumor: Myerson has decided to slowly merge Windows RT & Windows Phone over the next two years using the thrice yearly GDR update cycle.
  • Meanwhile, big Windows will be developed in 2 separate but synced branches: Windows for SoC and Windows for datacenters (x86 and ARM) #rumor
  • Essentially, Windows ‘mobile’ will cover 4 to 7 inch displays. Windows SoC 8 to 80 inch displays. Windows datacenter for headless usage.

So is that W8 existing as one thing, but WP folds into RT and covers the smaller devices?

Some say this should have been done a long time ago. There was some other info by other insiders that said whilst this would happen, the smartphones will have their own UI.

Whatever it is, there’s a growing importance of mobile at Microsoft, as indicative of Myerson’s promotion and the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services segment.

Source: MSFTnerd


Cheers Alvester for the tip!


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