Windows Phone Blue, the upcoming update for Windows Phone that will bridge the gap between the Windows Phone platform, Windows 8 platform, and Windows RT platform, is reportedly delayed until 2014, according to a new report.
The details of this delay comes from Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, who suggests that Windows Phone Blue could be delayed until 2014 since the Windows Phone Blue team is falling behind the desktop team. While no specifics were mentioned, one can assume that this is merely a rumor and that Microsoft does indeed want to push out the latest and greatest update to Windows Phone to compete with rivals Google and Apple. "Supposedly the team behind the Windows Phone Blue update is falling behind the desktop team which might explain the delay, but apart from that there were no specifics shared," the report at Ubergizmo states. Again, classify this as a rumor until we hear more on the subject. It makes no sense to us for Microsoft to delay this important update, but you never know. Microsoft is already working on an update to Windows Phone 8, which is targeted for the upcoming holiday season, at least according to a new job listing from the company. After this update, Windows Phone Blue will make its debut. Windows Phone Blue is expected to include a new programming interface, kernel updates, and minor user interface tweaks.