Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be the last Windows OS version by the company. The operating system is expected to hit the markets late this year.
Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft employee and developer evangelist said that because Windows 10 is the last version of the series, they are still working on it. Nixon was speaking at the company’s ongoing Ignite conference in Chicago. He also mentioned the idea of Windows as a service.
The company will however, continue to come up with updates and improvements for the existing software. For example, the Start menu and the built-in apps will be updated separately, Nixon said. He also revealed that the base for developing the operating system was simultaneously being prepared while the company was working on Windows 8.1.
“Recent comments at Ignite about Windows 10 are reflective of the way Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers,” said a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge.
“We aren’t speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to HoloLens and Xbox. We look forward to a long future of Windows innovations.”
Windows 10 is also expected to launch for mobiles, tablets, HoloLens, and the Xbox One, which currently is at the testing stage. Different versions for Pc, laptops and mobile phones may be unveiled, once it is released for PCs.