Microsoft Windows 10 to launch in summer but PCs will get it first: report

Microsoft's Corporate Vice-President for Operating Systems, Joe Belfiore has said that the Windows 10 launch is all set for summer,

By: Tech Desk | Updated: July 29, 2015 4:21 pm
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Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS was showcased at its annual Build 2015 conference and has already rolled out the latest preview build for those who are part of the Insider program.

Now Microsoft’s Corporate Vice-President for Operating Systems, Joe Belfiore has told The Verge that the Windows 10 launch is all set for summer, though PCs will get the update before Windows Phone devices.

The Verge quotes Belfiore as saying, “We’re on track for this summer, but you should definitely have this notion in mind of Windows as a service.”

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Earlier AMD CEO Lisa Su had said in the company’s quarterly conference call that she expected AMD’s “second half of the year to have a stronger PC market than the first half, due to the launch of Windows 10.” She had answered “factoring in […] the Windows 10 launch at the end of July,” as Ars Technica had reported.

The summer launch for Windows 10 means that a Lumia flagship should also expected only post the roll-out of the new OS. We had also reported that Microsoft will have a flagship device to coincide with the Windows 10 launch later this year.

Ajey Mehta, Managing Director, Microsoft Mobile Devices had told Indian Express that Microsoft will launch devices in the high-end segment when Windows 10 hits the market. “We believe we have to offer the best possible experience to the consumers. Once we are ready with Windows 10 and our devices, that is the right time to launch,” he had added.

Microsoft is hoping to get one billion new customers with Windows 10 and is aiming for unity across devices. What this means is that Windows 10 will launch for PCs, Desktops, Mobiles and tablets. There will be no separate Windows Phone 10 OS.

Microsoft is also hoping to lure in more apps and developers by making it easier for developers from Mac, Linux, Android, iOS to bring their apps to the Windows 10 platform.

Microsoft released four new Software Developer Kits (SDKs) which will support apps written in Web, .Net and Win32, Android C++/Java and Apple iOS Objective C, and thus developers will be able to re-package the existing app for Windows 10.

Read more: Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview Build 10074

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