Microsoft rumoured to prepare for Windows Blue updates

Microsoft is said to be readying the first of its annual Windows Blue updates for launch on the Windows 8 operating system (OS).

According to a report by the Verge, the IT giant is going to be previewing the software this summer and additional improvements will be rolled out every year.

While it was noted features are still being prepared for the Blue platform, one of its biggest qualities could be a significantly enhanced search functionality.

A source told the news provider the Bing team is working on the OS to improve the efficiency of specific scenarios – such as looking for a movie – and create apps that surface content and offer a fast way to play it.

It was further claimed that at the same time, Microsoft is going to be introducing support for the company’s new seven and eight-inch tablets.

This comes after chief financial officer of the firm Peter Klein recently disclosed during a Q&A session at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference the tech business is ready to launch devices with the screen sizes that customers want.