Rumor after rumor after rumor after rumor have been circulating the ‘net, speculating about the next version of Windows which has come to be known as ‘Windows Blue’. Now it looks like at least some of the rumors were accurate because Microsoft has publicly acknowledged the codename.
In an official blog post published earlier this week, Microsoft admitted “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 further went on to say while Windows blue is the codename being used now, it likely won’t be the name of the next version of Windows when released.
In addition to that tidbit, we have a new rumor regarding Windows Blue.
Quoting “sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans”, The Verge is reporting Microsoft plans on showing off a “milestone preview” to people attending Microsoft’s BUILD conference scheduled for late June this year. This preview will include many more apps for Windows created by Microsoft themselves plus will include a revamp of Snap View, allowing multiple windows and apps to be easily run side-by-side and the removal of the minimum resolution requirements leading to the speculation that Windows Blue may be put on 7-inch tablets. To top it off, Microsoft supposedly will only have one public preview of Windows Blue and the final version will be released later this year.
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