Microsoft talks ‘single ecosystem’ for PCs, tablets, phones, and Xbox

Microsoft is looking to tie all of its offerings into a single ecosystem, according to Andy Lees, the President of the giant’s Windows Phone Division.

Talking at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference this week, Lees explained that in the future “[Microsoft] won’t have an ecosystem for PCs, and one for phones, and one for tablets.” Instead, “they’ll all come together.”

The aim is to offer “coherence and consistency” across different devices.

Those words go hand in hand with a report on This Is My Next which claims Microsoft wants to “harmonize” Windows PC, Windows Phone and the Xbox operating system in the next 4 years.

This would mean the company is looking to make its move with the OS after Windows 8 (W8 is anticipated to launch in 2012).

Once that happens, the tech site’s source also claims, Microsoft may be looking to ditch its most recognizable brand, “Windows,” and launch the effort under an all-new name.