The rumor that Microsoft will begin to release new Windows versions sooner than before is not something new, as Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet and WinSuperSite?s Paul Turrott have been speculating on this subject for a few months now.
They say that Windows 8 is, possibly, the last operating system to be released by Microsoft after around 3 years, and future versions will actually be updates with some new features and affordable prices.
According to some anonymous inside Microsoft sources, the Windows Blue version is very real and it will be released sometime next year, probably in the summer, and Windows Blue will improve the desktop operating system but also the Windows Phone platform.
Other software developers such as Apple and Linux release new versions faster than Microsoft, and Microsoft wants to keep up with these two companies. Windows 8 will come as an update for the newly released Windows 8 operating system.
However, others say that Windows Blue is not a real project and that Microsoft won?t release a new version next year. There are also voices who say that Windows Blue is actually Service Pack that will contain all of Windows 8 security patches and updates.
Until now, Microsoft has made no official statements about the Windows Blue rumors and we don?t expect the Redmond giant to say anything about it this year.