Microsoft has just rolled out the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system, the Windows 10 May 2021 Update (also known as version 21H1). The novelties are rather low-key but we expect other big changes that the tech giant is considering for a future release.
At the Microsoft Build developer conference on May 25, 2021, CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft is planning “one of the most important Windows updates of the past decade,” confirming rumors of a major overhaul for Windows 10s. 1.3 billion OS users by the end of 2021.
Here’s what we know so far about the next major Windows 10 update: potential release dates, new features, and more. This article will be updated as more rumors and revelations come to light.
What will be the new features of the new version of Windows 10?
The update, codenamed Sun Valley, could feature an overhaul of the start menu, action center, file explorer and taskbar, with a more modern look and new features. , according to Windows Central.
Another important point to consider, Microsoft has said that its Windows 10X operating system designed for dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo and Surface Neo will ultimately not be released. Instead, Microsoft will be integrating parts of that 10X release into Windows and other company products, according to a May 18 blog post.
Windows Central says it’s likely that some of these feature updates will be based on the same experiences found in Windows 10X, but customized for the traditional version of Windows. The redesign of Windows 10 could also bring more changes to the taskbar, while Microsoft recently added a “news and interest” function.
When will Microsoft release the next version of Windows 10?
Of course, we won’t know for sure when the next Windows 10 update arrives until Microsoft officially announces it. But CNET’s sister site reported it was slated for the second half of the year, while Windows Central believes it will likely arrive around the holiday season.
At the Microsoft Build conference on May 25, Nadella said Microsoft plans to unveil the new version “very soon”. Microsoft has indicated that it has no further information to share at this time.
Could the new update potentially be called Windows 11?
With the release of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft made it clear that it would be “the latest version of Windows”, so it’s unlikely to be called Windows 11. However, we don’t know if this larger update will get some sort of different business name. Nadella called it “the next generation of Windows” in her opening speech at Microsoft Build. Of course, we won’t be sure until Microsoft officially announces the update.
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