Microsoft confirms work on Windows 9, sort of

Microsoft logoWhile some reports indicated that Windows 9 may be released in November 2014, a new job posting published by Microsoft reveals that work is already in progress on the new Windows contraption.

The ad spotted by confirms that Microsoft is looking for a Bing Software Engineer to work on the upcoming Windows 9.

“We utilize cutting edge technologies across the stack from Bing metro application development using WinJS and HTML5, innovative features in IE10 such as flip ahead and much more! The team will be constantly delivering great products in areas including Windows 9, IE11 services integration, touch friendly devices including iPad and more,” the job opening reads.

In addition, the same source has come across a Microsoft employee profile who confirms that Windows 9 is now under development. A Windows Phone version of the upcoming Windows contraption is also in the works, according to the profile.

“Working as a software test engineer in the Windows Phone Test Services team currently testing Windows 9 OS on Nokia, HTC and Qualcomm devices,” it’s mentioned in the description.

Last but not least, a Microsoft Gold Partner called iSoftStone confirms that both Windows Phone 8 and 9 are included in a long-time project that could see daylight next year.

If previous reports are true, Microsoft might launch the first beta version of Windows 9 in January 2014, while the RTM version will be ready in October next year.

The full version is reportedly scheduled to go on sale in November 2014, almost two years after the official debut of Windows 8.

Between the two major Windows releases, Microsoft is also planning to bring a new upgrade to the market, called Windows Blue, that would be specifically aimed at Windows 8 computers.

Microsoft is, obviously, yet to comment on these reports.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows Phone 7

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