Windows Blue is coming as early as this summer, along with Internet Explorer 11 [Rumor]


Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.

Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only is Microsoft going to release the next Windows as early as this summer, but a public preview of the OS is said to be in the works for release in the next few months.

In terms of features, Windows Blue is expected to come with Internet Explorer 11, allow deeply integrated search within the OS and its apps with Bing and support the new 7 and 8-inch screen sizes for mobile devices like tablets and hybrids.

But perhaps more notably, Windows Blue is widely expected to start a new and more aggressive yearly cycle from Microsoft, and it’s expected to further unify its desktop and mobile kernels as well.

[via win8china, Gizmodo, The Verge]

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  • ds5929

    Great. So,(still) when IE gets corrupted it’s (still) a system re-install instead of a program one. Great.
    And… the mess that was/is Win8 did’nt teach the idiots that desktop and mobile systems are two very different animals with different requirements? Idiots.

  • Unicorn02

    I don’t think that MS is going to release or innovate this soon. Remember, only Google has the only time traveler that they release from their cage every few months to come up with something really cool :-)

  • Coyote

    So now they’re calling the indexing service Bing… 20+ years of trying to get a searchable file system and they finally drop indexing for a repurposed web search engine. Yeesh.

    And as far as the update/release cycle I’m wondering if “blue” will be the first subscription based OS. As stupid as that sounds… but if so they will probably have a gimped version just like Office.

  • Enrique

    [@Ashraf] IE10 on Win7 is considered a preview, and on Win8 it is simply the default browser. Am I right? I don’t think it’s in beta anymore.

  • Ashraf

    [@Strahd] IE10 is in Beta for Win7 but not for IE10 Win8, if I remember correctly. I may be wrong, though.

  • Enrique

    [@Strahd] Like I said, “aggressive!” :p

  • Strahd

    whoa whoa whoa..isn’t IE10 still in beta?