Windows Phone 9 Developer Preview reportedly coming in January 2015

Hammad Saleem

Windows Phone

Microsoft has scheduled an event on September 30th where the technology giant is said to launch the next big version of Windows for Desktop, code named Threshold. However, what about Windows Phone 9? Windows Phone 8 is almost a year old and there’s a possibility that it may be in the pipeline. We’ve seen a rumor in the past hinting at the launch of the Windows Phone 9 Developer Preview in December, but the latest rumor suggests otherwise. 

As per the folks at NokiaPowerUser, Windows Phone 9 is expected to roll out for developers as early as January 2015. The preview, as expected, should roll out some months after the launch of its desktop counterpart.  Before we discuss any further, we’d suggest you take this with a proverbial amount of salt since there’s no official word as of now, and we’re unable to confirm or deny if the information is correct or not. 

The new Windows Phone 9 operating system is expected to merge Windows Phone and Windows RT, with split-screen multitasking on board. It’s not clear how Microsoft plans to make use of this feature, but it could hit devices with a display bigger than 4.7-inches. The rumors continue to mention that all Windows Phone 8.x devices will get the update, including the entry-level Lumia 520, but that all the introduced features might not be present.