Before the end of this year, Microsoft will bring to the market a new flavor of its Windows Phone operating system, with brand new features and capabilities available for both users and developers.
Dubbed Windows Phone 8, the new OS flavor has recently been rumored to be en-route for an October 1st release
, yet no official info on the matter has been provided.
However, new rumors suggest that Microsoft is indeed nearing the availability of the OS, and that it would also plan the release of the necessary developer tools at the beginning of the next month.
The Redmond-based software giant officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 back in June, when it also announced that the software development kit attached to the platform would arrive before the end of the summer.
The SDK has already been leaked online
, and many of the features
that Windows Phone 8 is set to bring along have been unveiled to the world, but specific details on when the platform is set for an official debut haven’t been provided.
According to WPCentral
, Microsoft is set to unveil more on the new OS and on the tools accompanying it in early September, during the TechEd conference in Australia.
There will be a series of sessions at the event focused on Windows Phone 8, yet specific info on them will be offered only on September 7th.
The aforementioned website suggests that this would also be the day when Microsoft will officially make the SDK available for download, and that those TechEd sessions will be based on the capabilities and features that the tool kit will have to offer.
Moreover, Nokia is also expected to unveil something on September 7th, though the connection between the two events is yet uncertain. The Finnish vendor has already been rumored to plan the unveiling of new handsets early next month.
With the SDK out at the beginning of September, application developers will have only a short period to come up with new software for the Windows Phone 8 platform.
However, since existing applications will be compatible with the upcoming operating system version as well, Microsoft might not see this as a problem.