Although more than four months has passed, I think Windows 8 is still a fresh OS and few people are still hesitant to upgrade to Windows 8 or leave Windows 7, but this doesn’t bother Microsoft , which calls Win 8 the greatest innovation and foundation for future operating systems.
It seems the Redmond Company is keeping their word and they are already working on two new projects, the first project is called Windows Blue OS, which is apparently the successor of Windows 8. I think instead of service pack, Microsoft is pushing a major upgrade package for the current OS.
Windows Blue will be a free upgrade to Win8, the upgrade is intended to bring major improvements and changes to Windows 8 user interface, which include more personalization options that allow users to customize the most criticized “Start Screen”. Also it is believed that the first build of Internet Explorer 11 will arrive in this upgrade.
WindowsBlue will be released in this August and the public beta will be released in June month.Although Microsoft is tight-lipped on the Blue project, but according to MSFTKitchen, ads posted on Microsoft Careers website reveal the project is in development. Also below leaked screen shot of preview version of Windows blue used by developers confirms the upgrade package (or service pack) is eminent.
Windows 9 is the next project that Microsoft is working on,this OS is the successor of windows 8 and standalone Windows operating system, which will be released in November 2014.The first beta of win 9 is already in development and will be released on January 7,2014.
According to a Russian forum spotted by Ghacks,Windows 9 release candidate will be released in July 2014 and in October Windows 9 will be pushed to RTM. This is further conformed by ads on Microsoft careers website, which reveals the windows 9 is in development.
So exactly two years after the launch of windows 8, we can see Windows 9, a major upgrade between windows blue and win8. Regarding features of Windows 9, there is no official information.But we cannot expect a start button similar to windows 7, however according insider reports so far we know that the start screen will be further improved, adding more configuration options, improved touch support and stable version of Internet Explorer 11 will arrive with the new os.