We barely have "Mango" out, there is sighting of "Tango" and mentions of Windows Phone 8 aka "Apollo" already. Now, in a job description posted by Microsoft, the Windows Phone is looking to add to their Consumer eXperience (ConX) team. From the job description:
"Want to be part of making Windows Phone 8 a reality? Want to work on a strategic and exciting product targeted at the next version of Windows? Then the Consumer eXperience (ConX) team is the place for you! The Windows Phone team is taking on a huge challenge stirring up the out of box experience for Windows Phone 8 and is committed to building/improving a compelling and dynamic high quality look and feel to our end user experience.This promises to be a volatile world churning within the OS, Phone 8 as well as our AUT (Application Under Test) that we’ll ship in the Windows Marketplace! Our test team needs a few more key folks to compliment the talent already onboard. We are looking for experienced and intelligent engineers to join our team! Join us in our mission to bring the most compelling Windows Phone experience to customers to date!"
We like the mention of "stirring up the out of box experience" but really have no idea what that actually means. Sounds ambitious though and so far the WP team hasn't let us down with these updates and roadmap for the platform. Once again, the end-user experience is the focus here and Microsoft seems to have a good thing going with the Metro UI.
Though we probably won't see "Apollo" aka WP8 till mid-2012, it's pretty exciting to see the gears in motion already. Microsoft really seems to have taken the gloves off for this fight in the mobile arena.
Source: Microsoft Careers; via WMPU; Image credit: Jozef Kocúr