For quite sometime there has been lot of speculations regarding the upcoming iteration of the Microsoft operating system – Windows 9. Now, it is confirmed that the platform will be launched officially at event slated to be held at the end of this month.
Well, the Redmond based software giant is hosting an event on September 30 to show off what is next on the line for Windows. Also, Microsoft has started sending invites to the tech media world confirming the same. Prior to this also, there were rumors regarding the launch of Windows 9 on September 30, but now we have the official information claiming that it will be hosted in San Francisco and will be carried over by bigwigs – Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson.
The event slated to happen in the coming days is believed to be aimed at the developers and at the businesses that rely on Microsoft programs. Microsoft is likely to launch a different version of the Windows 9 for smartphones and tablets, keeping up its usual launch pattern.
The upcoming iteration of Windows that is speculated to be called Windows 9 officially is codenamed ‘Threshold’ update for the internal purposes. It is believed that with this update, Microsoft will unify its operating systems across different devices such as smartphones, tablet, PC, laptop and others.
While nothing other than the date of launch of the upcoming update is confirmed, the Threshold update has been featuring in several leaks in the past few months. Based on the early leaked builds and insider sources, the alleged Windows 9 platform is believed to come packed with different features and interfaces for different types of devices.
Microsoft is claimed to avoid too much of a touch-friendly interface for the devices other than smartphones and tablets and hence, Windows 9 is expected to bring an optimized interface for keyboard and mouse users on desktops, laptops, and hybrid tablets that was a major issue of the Windows 8.
The September 30 unveiling of the operating system alleges the developer or technical preview of the platform by the end of the year and a consumer preview in early 2015 followed by the full release.
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