Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has hinted in an interview that Microsoft is working to develop the Windows 8 personal computer operating system and the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system into a single platform.
“We’re certainly sharing between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – sharing the user interface, sharing some of those development tools – and over time we’ll just get to do more and more of that,” the Microsoft chairman said in a video published by Microsoft through its YouTube channel.
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“It’s evolving literally into being a single platform,” he added.
Windows 8 has just been released by Microsoft and devices running on Windows Phone 8 are nearing release.
According to Gates, “for the user, it makes it easy to move back and forth” between the mobile OS and the personal computer OS.
“This is a big milestone for all Microsoft products in terms of connecting to cloud services,” Gates added.
According to the Microsoft cofounder, Microsoft “really saved up in terms of knowing that this was such an important set of innovations” and that “this is the big time for Microsoft.”
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