Well, it seems that a big update for Windows phone 8 is already in works at Microsoft, and is codenamed as ‘Windows Phone Blue’ according to a job posting at Microsoft.
According to that Job posting, the Windows Phone Blue will bring the touch optimized version of Excel mobile app with full functionality targeted for phone form factor. The update is expected to bring improvements to the User interface, new version of Internet Explorer, Bing, Mail, Calendar, Integrated apps, etc. Some updates and changes to kernel and core drivers for improving the battery power consumption of the device, are also expected to come with the update.
See the job description below:
The Microsoft Office Division is investing heavily in Mobile scenarios to bring productivity & life enhancements to mobile information workers. Office is betting big on mobile phones and tablets and now is your chance to be a part of the excitement!
The Excel Office Mobile team is looking for a seasoned development lead who is willing to re- imagine the Excel experiences for the next version of Windows Phone. Our Vision is to make Excel Mobile on Windows Phone the undisputed leader for visualizing and working with spreadsheets on a phone. The Excel Mobile team will deliver a compelling new Windows Phone version of Excel that is touch optimized and targeted for the phone form factor.
As a development lead you will hire and manage a team of top-notch developers, be personally involved in designing and coding features, and work closely with PM and Test counterparts across multiple orgs to help realize the vision of building high quality excel app for Windows Phone Blue. In partnership with the Excel MX, Data Visualization and Excel Web Services team your team will be responsible to develop a common code enabling us to build a mobile app which will (1) allow users to have a consistent experience with spreadsheets across Web, Slate and Phone end while leveraging the power of the cloud (Excel Web Services, Office Client Services, SkyDrive and O365).