Microsoft Planning Windows Phone 8 Upgrade Evolution


Updates known as Windows Phone Blue and GDR2

Microsoft is planning to release new updates for Windows Phone 8 devices to help the software to ‘evolve’.

According to computer magazine PCMag, Greg Sullivan, Microsoft senior marketing manager, was interviewed by reporters at Mobile World Congress 2013 and revealed that the Windows Phone 8 operating system would be upgradable.

Sullivan told reporters: “We’re going to have an upgrade path going forward. Windows Phone 8 can evolve.

“We have an architecture that enables portability and is fundamentally hardware independent.

“As the market evolves and customer requirements demand it, we’ll evaluate options.”

Windows Phone Blue & GDR2

Apparently, this series of new upgrades will focus on something called Windows Phone Blue, which is thought to bring user interface enhancements and kernel updates that’ll result in improved overall performance.

As well as Windows Phone Blue, it’s also rumoured that Microsoft will also release an update known as Windows Phone 8 GDR2 in May.

HTC Tiara

The HTC Tiara is one of the new smartphones speculated to launch with the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 software, although little is known about what this particular update will bring.

There’s been no official word from Microsoft as to when we’ll see Windows Phone 8 GDR2 or Windows Phone Blue land, but it’s thought that we’ll start to get more information over the coming months.

As always, we’ll keep our eyes peeled and our ears to the ground for more information because this is really exciting news for those with Windows Phone 8 mobiles (and those thinking of getting one).