Microsoft to Further Unify Windows and Windows Phone

Microsoft has posted a job listing for a software engineer to further unify the Windows Phone and Windows 8 developer platforms.

The firm wants the successful applicant to work alongside the team making Windows Phone apps work on Windows 8/RT and vice versa. The software giant has previously expressed its intention to create a unified Windows platform in order to see Metro-based apps in the Windows Store working seamlessly on both platforms.

"Are you excited about Windows Phone? Are you passionate about delivering the best possible experience to the developer community?" the job posting reads. "Do you wish the code you write for Windows Store apps would just work on the Windows Phone and vice versa? If so, then this is the role for you!"

"We are looking for a highly motivated and technically strong SDET (software development engineer in test) to help our team bring together the Windows Store and Phone development platforms. You will work closely with your developer and PM (program manager) counterparts to solve the technical challenges of bringing a platform built for desktops and tablets to the phone form factor."

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, which received 75,000 apps in 2012replaced BlackBerry as the third leading mobile platform during the fourth quarter of 2012, while Windows 8 accounted for 2.2 percent of the worldwide operating system market in January 2013.

 

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  • Hmm. If it means that windows 9 will be more like a phone than a computer, then: "Boo! Hiss!"

    However, if it means that a decently powerful phone could replace small laptops or those damn tablets in most scenarios they would be useful, then I'm all for it.
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  • This is not the Zak you are looking for. ;)
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  • Hmm. If it means that windows 9 will be more like a phone than a computer, then: "Boo! Hiss!"

    However, if it means that a decently powerful phone could replace small laptops or those damn tablets in most scenarios they would be useful, then I'm all for it.
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  • This is not the Zak you are looking for. ;)
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  • This is not gonna work. MS doesn't understand that PC and Phone do not have anything in common, two different devices in the nature therefore this is going be a big fail. MS will learn this hard way. They should focus on some common services and features which will help two platform to communicate between each other. Right now they suck in that area.
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