Windows Phone is dead. Its in fact dead since arrival, and the OS with Insiders receives news build every 2 weeks with new features. While I do agree that things have changed a lot post Windows 10 ( BUILT FOR SCREENS), because the need of dedicated mobile team is virtually gone, and anything that gets developed for Windows 10 PC, it makes it way for Windows 10 Mobile.
A new email from Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, reaffirms that Microsoft is not quitting on Windows 10 On mobile for many years to come, and the company is also working on its next generation of devices, which is anticipated to be the Surface Phone.
As a matter of fact, the email was sent out not only to Microsoft Executives, and but it also went to partners. Microsoft had been getting a lot flames from Media & Consumers about their mobile front. Here is what is in the email:
I understand that you are hearing concerns from certain partners about Microsoft’s commitment to the mobile space.
Let me be very clear: We are committed to deliver Windows 10 on mobile devices with small screen running ARM processors.
We are currently in development of our next generation products and I wanted to reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile. We believe in this product’s value to business customers and it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years. We have a device roadmap to support that from Microsoft as well as our OEM partners who will also be selling an expanded lineup of phone devices based on this platform.
Two things to note from the email:
- Microsoft is definitely working on next generation product, though I hardly doubt that it will come with 8 GB RAM.
- Microsoft has definitely reached out OEM partners to come with up with expanded Lineup of Phone devices. This is much needed keeping in mind that Microsoft is no more planning for new Lumia.
Both of these are very important to become a reality. Its not possible to survive with OEM, and Microsoft need to keep the standards up with Surface like hardware which can send ripples in industry.
Microsoft is expected to show up new hardware only next year with major update to Windows 10 Mobile & Windows 10 which will only be available to devices that will be shipped with Windows 10 pre-installed. Lets hope for the best.