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Windows Phone to “upset the entire world” later this year

Sam Loveridge


Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has teased that something coming to Windows Phone later this year will “upset the entire world”.

It looks like there’s going to be some pretty huge news for Windows Phone fans and their devices later this year, according to a senior software engineer at Microsoft.

Speaking during the latest LockerGnome podcast, Jerry Berg, a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft, something “pretty amazing” will be announced by Microsoft at some point in the near future.

“Just wait for it, I can’t give a timetable, I can’t even tell you what it is, but something’s going to happen in the Windows Phone space that’s going to upset the entire world across everything,” said Berg, teasing a major new announcement.

Sadly, Berg failed to offer any details whatsoever on the Windows Phone announcement, and couldn’t even give a vague announcement period as to when we can expect to hear more about.

Just to tease fans though, he added “wait for it, it’s going to be pretty amazing”.

Microsoft let slip earlier this week that it is adding folder functionality to Windows Phone 8.1, letting you drag and drop Live Tile on top of each other, stacking them in one spot under a user created file name.

From the looks of the support page, which has since been removed, this is a feature coming with the next Windows Phone 8.1 software update, rather than something coming with the next full iteration of Windows Phone.

Although this is a welcome new feature for Windows Phone 8.1, we doubt it’s the world-changing new announcement that Berg is talking about.

Hopefully, Microsoft should give us some more information soon, but until then we’ll have to twiddle our thumbs with excitement.

Read more: Nokia Lumia 630 review

Head to 15m 30 for the teaser:

Via: TechRadar


June 30, 2014, 12:48 pm

Full, native Windows 9 with a selectable phone/tablet GUI for small format devices? That'd be the mutts nuts!

Mark Adrian Sammut

June 30, 2014, 12:53 pm

The only way that Windows Phone will upset the mobile world will be if it releases a smartphone running a Core i5 or i7 and Windows 8 pro, while maintaining a sleek chassis and battery longevity!


June 30, 2014, 1:11 pm

Xbox one phone..

Mat M

June 30, 2014, 1:26 pm

What would fit the bill for "upset the entire world across everything"? Ah, I know, they're buying Google!


June 30, 2014, 1:29 pm

start respecting user's privacy and stop co-operating with secret services?

Prem Desai

June 30, 2014, 1:42 pm

I certainly hope they can deliver something. Microsoft is still THE software company and can write a decent bit of code when it makes the effort.

I'm tired of the toys that iOS and Android are.

However, making such announcements is a dangerous game. It raises peoples expectations quite a lot. As I said earlier, I do hope they can deliver ......


June 30, 2014, 4:58 pm

I hope that at a minimum it can read your mind.


June 30, 2014, 5:17 pm

...“upset the entire world”, that'll be easy to live up to then! Besides, they already did that when they took the 'Start' button away from W8 ;)


June 30, 2014, 6:26 pm

Seems fairly obvious to me - it'll be able to run Android apps natively.


June 30, 2014, 7:36 pm

"Windows Phone to “upset the entire world” later this year"

A new screen-of-death maybe ...


June 30, 2014, 8:57 pm

Maybe Clippy's coming to Windows Phone?

Alex Walsh

July 1, 2014, 10:00 am

What it needs are apps. I'd switch if the BT Cam app was on it, if myHome for my heating was, if, if if... There are so many apps which I use which I couldn't get when I was using a 1020, that it seemed a bit pointless continuing :/

Mark Penrice

July 2, 2014, 12:22 am

Holy crap, Lockergnome is still going?

Mark Penrice

July 2, 2014, 12:22 am

"New: Bob™ for Mobile!" (...with an option for MSDOS Touch if you don't want to use that)

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