Windows Phone 8, the next-generation mobile platform version from Microsoft, is expected to make its way to devices currently available on the market, the latest reports on the matter suggest.
Microsoft is preparing new versions of its Windows platform to arrive on shelves later this year, and it is set to target various market segments with them.
Thus, we’ll see Windows 8 loaded on x86 devices, regardless of their form factor, we’ll have Windows RT on ARM-powered computers, and there will also be Windows Phone 8, targeted at current-gen smartphones.
A recent article on My Microsoft Life claims that the info comes from a source who discussed this with a Waggener Edstrom person, which should add credibility to it.
Clearly, a Waggener Edstrom representative should have knowledge of Microsoft’s plans for its various operating system versions, yet it comes as a surprise that he/she let it slip.
This is not the first time when info on Windows Phone 8 coming to current devices emerges, though we’ll still have to wait for the official announcement to be sure about it.
However, it appears that we won’t have to sit back too long for that. Rumor has it that Microsoft is informing various people on its plans, and that it is also getting ready to make an official announcement in the coming weeks.
Additional details on the Redmond-based company’s plans in the Windows Phone segment should emerge soon, while the formal unveiling is expected to take place in the second half of June.
In addition to existing handsets, Windows Phone 8 is also expected to emerge on new hardware, most probably packing better specs than before.
The platform is said to bring along support for multi-core processors and for higher screen resolutions, as well as various other enhancements that would bring Windows Phone devices in line with those powered by rival mobile platforms. Stay tuned for more on this.