Mark your calendars: April 2015 is when Windows 9 is expected
Windows 8.1 is only a few months old, but we’re starting to learn more and more about Microsoft’s future plans for Windows. It was recently that we learned of “Threshold”, the company wide update for various Windows-based platforms that is expected to come in spring 2015. We’re now learning more about what’s coming on the Windows side of things when Threshold drops in April 2015.
That’s right, the Threshold update for Windows is expected to drop in April 2015. That’s according to Paul Thurrott and his sources at Microsoft. Over at his blog, Paul has shared some more details on what he knows about Threshold and what to expect at the upcoming Build 2014 developer conference.
First off, the Threshold update for Windows will see the platform called Windows 9. We expect an update to Windows 8.1 at the upcoming Build developer conference. That update will probably be called Update 1, but is known internally at Microsoft as GDR1. Update 1 for Windows 8.1 is expected to be finished in March and released to the public for free in April. What’s the big deal with Update 1? It’s anticipated to be step to bring Windows closer to Windows Phone 8.1, which is also expected around the same time – at Build 2014 over the course of a few days in early April.
So Build 2014… it takes place April 2-4 and should be a very big event for all us Windows Phone fans. We should see Windows Phone 8.1 announced and revealed to the public at large. Of course, we know a bit about Windows Phone 8.1 Things like a notification center are coming, as is a smart AI-like feature which has been rumored as “Cortana”. Build will also see a big emphasis on Xbox, with an update expected to drop for the console. Paul also expects a big announcement at Build about the next major release for Windows.
At Build, Microsoft is likely to share information about Windows 9. This version of Windows will look to rectify some of the features in Windows 8 that alienated customers. Windows 9 will look to further strike a balance between traditional PCs and new mobile devices that current and future customers are moving to. Build won’t see any Windows 9 bits, instead the focus will be on outlining their vision for the future of Windows.
We’ll see the maturation and fixing of the Metro design language. What’s this mean? It’s too early to say, but don’t be surprised if we see Windows 8 apps that can be windowed on the desktop. Right now, Microsoft is targeting a release date of April 2015 for Windows 9.
What do you want from the future of Windows?
Source: Supersite for Windows
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Also, the goal for WP8.1 is to have 75% of W8's architecture, so will WP9 have over 90% shared architecture❔... That's what interest me.. I guess the Xbox will get a major update to its OS, based off of W9, to complete the whole "threshold" vision.. Interesting, and I can't wait to see what the future brings...
And, last but not least... If MS can do major updates to Windows desktop so fast, then what takes them so long between major versions of WP❔ Think about that.. Lol❕
We've had to many racist comments from this guy in the past.. I thought he was taken care of... Read his comments⤵⤵. Typical of him..
I setup a brand new dell today for a customer still opening other already apen apps in the background or desktop ect.
First time I hear about Windows 9.
I don't think this is going to be good to Microsoft.
Can you believe this guy said that the use of the "N" word is acceptable in the US.. Wait, let me dig up some of his previous post over the months. This is going to blow your mind...
I like to help people like you.. So, do we need more intervention❔ Remember, it's your choice.
i was fixing the word
(totally not a grammar nazi) :)
Given that Windows is the main source of revenue for Microsoft along with Office, although I would like it, I doubt it will come for free. That said, what I want from Windows 9 is very simple: enough with the Metro.
It was tried, it floped, enough. Get rid of it, period. If you want to keep the Live Tiles, then put them on desktop as a replacement of the current icons. BUT don't constrict them to a fixed grill. Allow them to be moved with the same freedom current icons are and be reduced to as small as current icons are.
The Start Menus is, obviously, a must return. But that'll be coming even before W9 so, they just need to keep it.
As for the App Store...meh. They better indeed find a way for programmers to code only once for Windows. That would be the ideal. Which means developing to the point that current x86 programs could in the future run on any Windows tablet or smartphone. This is what I expected from Microsoft when I first heard of their partnership with Nokia and this was one of the biggest disappointments I had with the OS.
That would make the App Store unnecessary but Microsoft could then use the Store as an "Official download place" where companies could place their programs for sale instead of having to run their individual websites. That would ensure developers would not only code for Windows first but would give them a platform that would reduce costs for them by eliminating the need to have websites, security purchasing systems etc put in place to sell their programs.
Racism is not acceptable❕
If you make a statement, at least be able to back it up. You didn't.
If you make a promise, keep it. You didn't.
Sorry, but you're an epic fail. Hare to be the burden of bad news. Still, you're alive, so enjoy life!!
The same goes for Internet Explorer. Desktops and WinRT are using IE 11, and WP is using IE10. Why can't they just go with the same numbers?
I just set up a brand new today for someone and the touch pad is still taking all over the place like from desktop to an already open app ect.
1. Deeper integration of social connections.
2. Enabling all features eg: Bing xbox music and other services to use it as per the regional barrier, instead of not providing the services.
3. From one account, a user can easily access to all the windows, microsoft services by default insted of downloadiing the apps from the store so, to expect less downloads from stores. Eg: Skype.
4. Combine platform of WP and Windows together will be great. So, if a user is at someones place, can access his settings and behavior of a phone/pc to his friends pc/phone.
5. Redesigning the tiles to give more info' with twists and turns, flip and flicks for each and every single apps from small, big, large tile.
6. Redesigning the email bydefault generate app in WP, which allows to select from which alias/emailId you want to send/receive mails from..
Guess theres more than this but I guess Microsoft, lets make Windows Phone and windows more personal again.
or only the Store
it's the way any company will do to make profit
i bought HTC one X in 2012 in less than a 6 months there was one X+ which got more Ram
and then in 2013 there is HTC One which is the new flagship and in this year there will be a new HTC Two (M8)
So why all the angry talk and FUD being dropped here?
so why you even complain about it? also... you could have GDR3 via de developer preview if you wanted, black it just the update from nokia, firmware and stuff like that. but the GDR3 is the same....
and of course your comment its almost 100% correct for YOU, so nobody else cares about it. you just have bad luck, since other users have already black update...
and now Windows PHONE 8.1 its next.
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