It was recently reported that the Windows 8 Blue update had a Window Phone counterpart that was also in the works, thanks to information gleaned from a job posting on Microsoft’s website. We now know there is a supposed release timeframe for the Windows Phone Blue update because, once again, a job posting spilled the beans.
A job posting from Microsoft for a Software Development Engineer in Test has revealed that the company aims to roll out the next major update for Windows Phone sometime around the holidays. The key snippet from the post is as follows:
“This is a great time to join as we’re completing our current release are getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year and we’re chartered with keeping the momentum for Windows Phone by bringing new killer devices and delightful user experiences.”
Horrendous sentence structure aside, this confirms a release schedule for Windows Phone Blue that corresponds with the yearly timing of previous Windows Phone updates. We will, however, first see two minor updates before Windows Phone Blue (referred to as GDR2 and GDR3), according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foly. The smaller updates will most likely be released as a means to issue bug fixes.