Reports are coming from Digitimes, which claims that tech giant Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. There is also speculation that Microsoft is developing another operating system, which will serve as the next-generation Windows and will be released in October.
According to the publication, the Windows Blue is being developed by a team separate from the Windows and Windows Phone departments and its purpose is to merge the two operating systems to compete against Google’s Android and Chrome.
Like always, Microsoft has maintained no-comment policy this time also and didn’t come ahead to confirm the rumors.
As per the industry observers, Microsoft is greatly concerned about PC brand vendors’ cooperation with Google over Android-based notebooks. Most of the brand vendors that have participated in Android-based notebook development have listed their projects as confidential to avoid pressure from Microsoft.
Merging the PC and mobile operating systems will pose great difficulties for both Microsoft and Google as it takes time to integrate many related technologies. Coordination between individual development teams and departments may also be an issue.