Waiting for Windows 10? It's coming in late summer or early fall 2015

Back in September, when Microsoft first announced Windows 10, the company said that it would launch the new version of the OS sometime in late 2015. This week, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner provided more details on the matter, saying that the plan is to have a developer preview ready in “early summer.” Then, by “late summer and early fall”, Microsoft should make Windows 10 available to all users. Things may change in the meantime, but we assume Microsoft will let us know if that’s the case.

As reported not long ago, Microsoft is already testing (internally) Windows 10 for smartphones. More importantly, the Redmond giant confirmed that all Windows Phone 8-based Lumia devices would be updated to Windows 10. It’s likely that most non-Lumia WP 8 devices will also get the update, but we can’t be sure of that just yet.

According to ZDNet, an initial preview of the Windows 10 mobile SKU should be showcased by Microsoft in late January 2015. This will work not only on Windows Phones, but also on ARM-based and Intel-based tablets.

What are your expectations regarding Windows 10?

via: ZDNet



1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sauron also thought this "one thing to rule them all" strategy was going to be successful. But the whole thing collapsed due to a couple hobbits. Just sayin.

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well to be fair, it's one thing that transforms according to what its on :P If Sauron adapted his ruling to different parts of the kingdom instead of brainwashing everyone things would have gone differently :P

6. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

One strategy to rule them all will be successful, quit making it seem like they have already failed, look at Apples Continuity feature,Samsung Flow, Android one, which runs pure Android across different OEMs, Android Silver which was supposed to run Pure Android at highend are simply following what MS did with WP and Windows, Pure Windows OS across different OEMs . http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/google-reportedly-shelves-android-silver-its-moving-ahead-android-chrome-os/2014-10-20 One platform makes strategy makes it easier with updates, security etc these days less is more from OS and productivity point of view it both cases MS was at the forefront.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Continuity feature has nothing to do with same OS. Apple's continuity feature works pretty well INSPITE of different OSes, Mac and iOS. Its the implementation and coherence that matters. Simply running one OS everywhere is no the solution.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I love you liveitup. You always see things in a different light. So MS strategy of one OS to rule them all. So with MS speed on updates features and options. People may as well watch paint dry. Or wait until Haley's Comet floats by again.

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I was expecting to get my new laptop early summer. Guess I'd have to postpone my plans yet again. Kinda bummer but I am looking forward to it nontheless,

3. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Pretty sure we should have a better idea of the upgrade path from a current Windows 8.1 computer to Windows 10 by then. They'll all obviously be able to upgrade, but we don't know the cost or whether it will require a clean install. I'm pretty sure that it will be at minimal or no cost though to current 8.1 users, and you should be able to keep everything. So don't necessarily need to delay your laptop buying plans.

5. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

It's rumored to be no cost for everyone. Including Windows 7 users to get them on board with the new OS. But I'm sure their ideas will be more revealed by early summer. Windows 10 is pretty exciting. From the looks of it, Xbox One will finally have a different background then black. My god do I hate the background being so dark!

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

You can change it in one of the last updates to an achievement picture or a custom background. I changed it to one of achievement pictures for horizon 2. looks great

17. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not sure for W7, but W8 and WP8 get free upgrades.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Required a clean install....however my apps came with documents stayed and my background etc came as well. Running win10 tech preview on the tablet from a old atom processor. It was very seemless

11. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Consumer Previews, and especially Tech Previews, do often require a clean install both to install and to upgrade from. I'll hold out to see what the official release requires because they will usually make the transition as easy as they are able to for consumers. Not using the preview of Windows 10 this time just because I have lots of software installed, including some pretty big games. NBA 2k15 was a 50 GB download...do not want to do that again.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So far it has been stable, I put my online games etc on a external sata and they all run fine. Oddly I have yet to get a crash or any problems. The only 'problem' was me buying a cheap N dual band usb wireless receiver and both windows 8 and 10 needed a manual install for it to work. Other than that though its running flawlessly. Thinking back on my install process, I did do the 10 install while running windows 8, everything was transferred. Basically the exact same process one would go through from 7 to 8 I suppose.

18. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

I had Windows 7 and installed the preview the day it came out and didn't have to clean install or change anything. It worked flawlessly. All the programs I had worked perfect just the way they did before. It was the easiest and most fluid upgrade I've seen, and I've tested every version of Windows. Love me some testing.

8. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm going to stick with my Windows 7 laptop and my Chromebook.

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don`t think you can. I looked, you physically need to hack it to get it to run. The Bios won`t let it.

12. Aboodbanafa

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 25, 2014


13. TommyJLion

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

I'm Using TP already. Its amazing and better than other OSs!

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks I predict Windows 10 will be on new Desktop PC's, Laptops, Tablets and all in one computers by September 2015 because Microsoft Partner OEM's want it on new Devices that will be sold in the 2015 Christmas shopping season. The big question is will Folks who already have Windows 8 / 8.1 on their devices have to pay for Windows 10 or will they get a free upgrade to Windows 10 through the Microsoft Apps store like when People got the free update from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I hope Microsoft is nice and gives everyone a free update to Windows 10. Since it will be a smarter OS it will cause desktop computers and other devices to automatically Boot Directly to the desktop with the new start button if it senses you do not have a touch screen monitor. Desktop fans will love that. I prefer Windows 8.1 method of booting directly to the desktop but have a full tiles start screen available when you click or finger type the Windows key. I use a lot of Tiles apps so I need the bigger start screen to arrange the tiles apps in groups

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

So is the "9:30" in the picture maybe a clue yo the date September 30th? I hope it's sooner than that!

20. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

MS pls make sure the mobile version can support 5th gen intel core i7 and the Lumia 1030 should come with 4k resolution then maybe 8GB RAM, 40mp cam will be fine.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Technically they should since it is the same core

22. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

YES to windows on my COMPUTER, a big YES, and a BIG NO to windows on my phone

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