Microsoft is on a mission to bring all of its operating systems closer together, not only in terms of the raw architecture behind them but also in the look and feel of them. The latest part of that puzzle is the upcoming Windows Phone 10 preview which is set to be announced at an event being held in at the company’s home base in Redmond, Washington on the 21st of January.
Microsoft has already released a Windows Phone Insider app into the market place which will serve as the portal for the new OS and will be shipped to beta testers in much the same way that the desktop based Windows 10 Technical Preview is being tested out already.
The next version of Windows Phone is largely expected to be the demise of Windows RT, the much maligned tablet operating system that Microsoft introduced along with Windows 8 which confused users with its lack of a traditional desktop and Start menu.
It’s shaping up to be a big year for Microsoft’s OS team as they look to reinvigorate the desktop OS and get away from the tarnished record of Windows 8 as well as grab more market share with a new version of Windows Phone.
[Source – The Verge]