We know that Microsoft is working on the next version of its Windows Phone operating system. It's also admitted, at least in job listing, that it is targeting a launch by the holiday 2013 sales period. So when will we learn the first official details about the next major update? According to a Microsoft exec, it won't be for a while.
Pocket-Lint.com spoke with Greg Sullivan, senior product manager of Windows Phone, at the Mobile World Congress last week and stated, "We are taking a different approach on the announcements this year." While Microsoft announced some details for Windows Phone 8 at last year's MWC, Sullivan said the company will be holding back on details for the next update until a later time.
That's mainly because sales of Windows Phone 8 products are doing much better than previous versions. He claims that people are now three times as likely to enter a mobile phone store to ask for a Windows Phone device and they are four times as likely to walk out of a store with a Windows Phone in their hands.
Sullivan also confirmed there will be some kind of upgrade path for Windows Phone 8 owners, adding, "Windows Phone 8 can evolve. We have an architecture that enables portability and is fundamentally hardware independent." Exactly what that upgrade path will be is something the company is not talking about.