While Windows 10 (and its mobile counterpart) were initially scheduled for this fall, it seems that Microsoft may have decided to speed things up – at least on the mobile side of things. NokiaPoweruser reports that Microsoft has placed Windows 10 Mobile edition on a fast-track for completion with the target date being Q2 2015. In addition to this, there will be a few devices launched which will run Windows 10 and may show up at MWC. Finally, they also claim that there is a possibility of a high-end Lumia coming soon.
So…about Windows 10
WMPoweruser understands that there has been indeed an attempt to fast-track Windows 10 for Mobile to get it ready before summer. This lines up with the expectations of the Yezz team who expect to be shipping Windows 10 devices sooner rather than later. As for high-end devices, we have been told that the 930 and 1520 are in line to be refreshed, whether it happens before summer/fall is another matter. We understand that the plan is to get the flagships and Windows 10 for mobile ready by Q2 2015 but this is not set in stone yet.
But what about GDR2?
For Windows Phone users who may not necessarily want to join the Windows 10 preview, NokiaPowerUser and Windows Central claim that GDR2 is still in the works. The former claims that the focus of GDR2 will shift from feature updates to stability and compatibility fixes in preparation for Windows 10 while the bulk of new features will be in Windows Mobile. We have previously noted that GDR2 has ben referenced in the Bluetooth SIG listing by Microsoft so this may not come as a surprise.
I’m excited! What do I do?
There are three major events you have to look forward to.
1) Next week’s Windows 10 event
2) MWC in March (we’ll be there!)
3) Microsoft /Build/ in April
Well what can I do now!
Wait. Its just five more days to go. There’s nothing to do but play the waiting game.
In the meantime, we’ll have some exciting content for you to consume so stay tuned for more in the coming days.