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The Microsoft logo is seen at their offices in Bucharest March 20, 2013. Reuters/Bogdan Cristel

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 has finished and in the coming week Microsoft is going to unleash the consumer preview of Windows 10 OS for desktops and the Windows Mobile 10 for mobile devices on Jan 21. Fresh speculations claim that Microsoft will be cancelling the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 update and directly head on to release the Windows Mobile 10.

According to Windows Central, in the recent past, Microsoft had launched a new Windows Phone app named 'Phone Insider' that is currently only available for Microsoft employees will allow users to receive pre-release updates. In 2013, Microsoft had launched the 'Preview for Developer' program that allowed users to know latest updates before they were released by the carrier. The Redmond giant had also released a 'Windows Insider' program before announcing the Windows 10 OS for desktops. The source claims that Microsoft may align the Preview for Developer and Phone Insider programs with the latter taking priority.

Gabriel Aul, one of the key team members working on Windows 10 for phone has revealed through a tweet that Microsoft will revealing more on the Phone Insider app on Jan 21. The Preview For Developer program introduced users with finalised build updates before they were approved by the carrier. However, the Phone Insider app will bring beta releases to the user. Hence, Windows Central adds that Microsoft will be releasing a preview edition of Windows Mobile 10 on the same day.

According to Mary Jo Foley post on ZDNet, Microsoft will be revealing an update preview version of the Windows 10 OS for desktops on or around Jan 21. She has posted a tweet that says that the first public build of Windows Mobile 10 might be made available on the same day or few days following the launch event. During the upcoming press event, Microsoft will showcase new features of Windows Mobile 10, says The Verge. The interface of the mobile version of the OS is built in such a way that it will align seamlessly with its desktop OS and Xbox One OS version.

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