Windows Phone 8 job ad spotted

The first official mention of Windows Phone 8 aka Apollo has just appear in a job description on Microsoft’s careers website:

Want to be part of making Windows Phone 8 a reality? Want to work on a strategic and exciting product targeted at the next version of Windows? Then the Consumer eXperience (ConX) team is the place for you! The Windows Phone team is taking on a huge challenge stirring up the out of box experience for Windows Phone 8 and is committed to building/improving a compelling and dynamic high quality look and feel to our end user experience.

This promises to be a volatile world churning within the OS, Phone 8 as well as our AUT (Application Under Test) that we’ll ship in the Windows Marketplace! Our test team needs a few more key folks to compliment the talent already onboarded. We are looking for experienced and intelligent engineers to join our team! Join us in our mission to bring the most compelling Windows Phone experience to customers to date! If this sounds like the next step for you in your career here at Microsoft, we would love to hear from you. We can talk about the opportunities and challenges we are facing right now to see if your passions are a fit.

What does “a strategic and exciting product targeted at the next version of Windows” actually mean ? In a previous Windows Phone job ad I discovered a few weeks ago Windows 8 was specifically mentioned in there (it was swiftly taken down a few day later) and lend me to speculate that Windows Phone 8 would use the same Kernel as Microsoft’s upcoming desktop OS. But as of right now insider whispers are pointing that this is no longer the case so there’s still noting much to discuss here other than speculate on what Windows Phone 8 Apollo is going to turn out to be.

source: Microsoft via wmpu