Microsoft may already be working on Windows Phone 8.5

With all the latest rumors and hype surrounding the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 getting more evident with each passing day, it seems like there’s some more information related to the future Windows Phone 8x builds. And, apparently, the new leaks have described a future that’s way beyond the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1. According to reports, in what seems to be a bizarre turn of events, details are flocking in about a certain Windows Phone 8.5 platform that can easily change the way we look at any device running on the Windows Phone platform.

Microsoft’s Build developer conference kicks off in a month, making it not surprising that we’re seeing increasing leaks and noise regarding platform changes the company is working on that may be unveiled at the shindig. Over the past few days, the Windows Phone app emulator has caused chatter due to an uncovered reference to Windows Phone 8.5. Well, of course Microsoft is working on new and later editions of its smartphone platform, right? But the 8.5 numerical indicator is interesting as it implies that there is another numbered release after Windows Phone 8.1 — which we should get in the next few weeks — that is not the fused Windows RT-Windows Phone platform. So, the reduction of ‘Windows’ from three to two platforms is perhaps not as close as you might have hoped. What did the emulator disclose? A minor user interface change to Live Tiles. There isn’t much dreg to dredge for in that.

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