Microsoft has an event tonight where it will be discussing the “next chapter of Windows.” Among other consumer-oriented announcements, the company is expected to showcase the Windows 10 for mobile at the event. But the Redmond-based giant may not release a developer preview of the new mobile operating system until February, ZDNet reports.
Citing her sources, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that the mobile version will supposedly work on both Windows Phone handsets as well as small-sized tablets with Intel and ARM-based processors. The company will also be explaining the single common “core” which is designed to work across a variety of devices from desktop computers, tablets, phones to Xbox.
She further notes that the company will also show off its touch-first Windows version of Office. It will be a Universal app, which means that it will share a common core code between its desktop and mobile applications. The first preview of this app will be releasing sometime next month.
As for a preview of Windows 10 for mobile (codenamed Windows Mobile internally), the company won’t be releasing it until next month. Foley says that the company also has plans to talk more about Windows 10 mobile and phone strategy at the Mobile World Congress.
It will be disappointing to many enthusiasts if the company doesn’t release the Windows 10 for mobile preview really soon. The company recently published two apps to the Windows Phone Store that suggested that it has plans to launch a preview of the new mobile OS very soon.