Microsoft Shortens Name of Its Latest Mobile OS
Microsoft shortened the name of its upcoming mobile OS by dropping one word.
The Windows Phone 7 Series will become the Windows Phone 7.
The announcement came via a Twitter message that went “Tis the season for Series finales. We’ve got one too — dropping the ‘Series’ and keeping the ‘Windows Phone 7.’ Done.”
The company decided to adhere to suggestions from customers that the name is simply too long.
If you are wondering why there is a word “series” in the original name, the company meant it as a notion that there would be a series of free updates.
The new OS was announced during the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona. It has a target of being released during the holidays of 2010. It is aimed to compete in the touchscreen smartphone market against rival Apple‘s iPhone.
Additional features include integration with XBox Live, Zune and Bing.
At the MIX10 conference, it was announced that no current device meets the hardware requirements for upgrade to the new OS.