Windows. Blue has been the talk of the town even before the launch of Windows 8, with few reports caliming that this would be the next update to Windows 8 slated for release next year.
Recent findings from TheVerge suggests that Windows Blue would introduce a new standardize approach with more regular updates for Windows and Windows Phone ecosystem.The Update is said to be having some UI changes In the platform and also the pricing of this update will be lower(or possibly even free of cost) in order to ensure that everyone install this update on their Systems.
Soon After this update release Microsoft will update the Wndows SDK Supporting the new release and will stop accepting apps Specifically built for Windows 8 and pushing the developers to move to the blue platform for apps development.However the Windows 8 apps will run on this update despite of the changes in the SDK.For upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows Blue users will need to have a genuine Windows license or the pirated Version if detected while upgrading will not allow the built in apps and Windows Store to function after the upgrade.
This is still an unconfirmed report,as none of the representatives from the company were ready to talk about this update.
We earlier reported a few days ago that The Windows Phone Mango update is “a week or two” away as the official report by Microsoft and keeping the promise the update has just started rolling out as reported a few minutes ago on the Windows Team Blog.
Though this update wont reach everyone right at the moment but they have promised that the rollout will reach out to most of the people using the Windows Phones within a span of 4 weeks from now.Most of the countries have already started receiving the updates according to the update schedule ,Some of those countries include Australia,Canada,USA,France,Ireland,UK,Germany ,HongKong how ever some countries like Spain are in the Testing phase and updates will rollout in a few days in those countries as well.
In some of the regions the updates are being rolled out except for the Samsung Omnia 7 ,as we all know the earlier Samsung update failure issue might be the reason behind that,no comments on that as of now.
So now we just have to wait for a pop up notification for our Windows Phones to receive the update ,once we get that all we have to do is plug in the phone to the PC and update the phone using the updated Zune PC Software or if you are a Mac user you can update Mango using the Mac Connector for Windows Phone7.
Update: The rollout has reached the Indian subcontinent, i just received a notification for the Mango update on my Mozart.Since all the Windows Phones in india are not the usual Carrier branded devices they were bound to get the updates as soon as they are released globally and that’s what exactly happened.
If you are in the region listed by Where’s My phone update and still haven’t yet received it, just Hit the update button on the Zune and disconnect the internet after 3 seconds then you will get the update notification on the Zune Software,then reconnect and download the update :)