As TechRadar reports, Microsoft has spent the summer on a Surface-related hiring spree. And while that indicates that the company is already moving ahead with its Surface 2 plans—which isn't remotely surprising—it could also tell us a decent amount about Surface itself.
It's easy to read too much into the hiring tea leaves; if anything, the fact that Microsoft is staffing up tips nothing more than its commitment to making its own hardware. Which, while still notable, isn't particularly new. But by looking at the kinds of people Microsoft is looking for, we can guess haphazardly about what Surface future and Surface present might hold.