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Windows Phone’s next big release scheduled for this summer?

Fancy working at Microsoft? If you have the skills required you might be joining the team responsible for the next significant release of Windows Phone, according to a posting the company placed online just last week.

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It turns out Microsoft are looking for someone to fit the role of ‘Software Development Engineer in Test’ on Windows Phone related projects. The company claim that they’re completing work on the current release of their mobile OS: Windows Phone 8 and are gearing up to set about honing the next significant iteration of the Windows Phone experience, with the team in question responsible for effectively everything the user sees on screen from UI to any first-party apps:

This is a great time to join as we’re completing our current release are getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year and we’re chartered with keeping the momentum for Windows Phone by bringing new killer devices and delightful user experiences. There are enormous growth opportunities in this role and organization.

If this release hits when Microsoft are planning, it’ll coincide nicely with the unveiling of Windows Blue, the next iteration of the desktop PC user experience. We don’t know how different Windows Phone may be beyond tweaks and additional apps when it touches down in the summer, but as WMpoweruser points out, will the likes of Nokia hold back on releasing any new flagship devices until Windows Phone Blue hits, or bite the bullet and keep the market interested in the brand right now?


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