Rumor has it that Microsoft might be planning to merge Windows Phone and Windows RT over the next two years. Such a titanic feat can not be done overnight, that’s for sure. Apparently Microsoft will slowly merge both Windows Phone and Windows RT by releasing three regular GDR or General Distribution Release updates per year, for the next two years. The execution of this move will reportedly be seen by Terry Myerson, who is the newly promoted executive vice president of operating systems at Redmond.
Windows Phone and Windows RT are not the only two things that Microsoft is reportedly merging. Recently we reported that it is possible Microsoft might merge Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store, this move is expected to be completed by spring next year. This decision was reportedly confirmed by Myerson himself at Microsoft’s internal company meeting which took place last month. It is possible that the merger of both stores into one single store might be the starting point for bigger things, such as Windows Phone and Windows RT. Apparently Myerson’s going for this merger in order to boost Microsoft’s mobile presence in the market. It remains to be seen if Microsoft will end up with different UIs for different screen sizes, if it decides to merge the user interface of Windows Phone and Windows RT. Microsoft has not commented on this rumor as yet.
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