Windows Phone without Metro? A recent rumor suggest that Windows Phone 9 may have a completely new UI. This comes from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, who has been relatively accurate on tips in the past. He says that WP9 will launch in the second half of 2014 without the iconic Metro UI. He went on to say the tiled UI will be an option to users. Lastly, Eldar claims that Windows RT will cease to exist and will be incorporated into WP9.
That’s a lot to digest.
We have a very hard time believing that Microsoft will abandon Metro any time soon. The entire company has been transformed with the Metro UI and design. To switch away from that would require another company-wide reinvention. It’s far more likely that Microsoft makes the UI act more like Windows RT. Different, but still Metro.
The claim that Windows RT will be incorporated into Windows Phone 9 is probably true. We’ve heard in the past that Microsoft wants to merge the two OS’. The new UI and merging of OS’ are most likely connected. We hope this all comes true. A combination of Windows Phone and Windows RT would be an excellent OS. What do you think?