Windows 9 expected for an April 2015 release, but it's unclear if Microsoft knows that

Windows 9 expected for an April 2015 release, but it's unclear if Microsoft knows that
We've heard some rumors about Windows "Threshold" which is planned to unify at least two of the three major versions of Windows - Phone, RT, and # (7, 8, etc.). Now, Microsoft super-newsman Paul Thurrott is saying that Threshold will officially be called Windows 9, and it is planned for release in April of 2015. Unfortunately, it's unclear if Microsoft knows about these plans.

Thurrott says that this coming April at the BUILD 2014 developers conference, Microsoft is planning to announce details of Windows 9, and that Windows 9 is planned to be released in April of 2015. Rumors have said that Windows 9 will include the return of the Start menu, as well as options to run Metro apps on the desktop. Of course, the big news as far as our readership is concerned is the potential merging of Windows Phone and Windows RT. 

The trouble is that Microsoft may not be aware of these plans, because InfoWorld is reporting that Microsoft hasn't actually started coding Windows 9 yet. It took Microsoft six years after Windows XP to release Vista, two years after Vista to release Windows 7, and three years after Windows 7 to release Windows 8. If it is true that Microsoft hasn't started work, it could be cutting it close if April 2015 is really the aim. 

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23 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

So, I guess WP9.0 will be ready in September of 2015.

2. cybrtitan

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

if you read his full article you get this witch explains this perfectly "No bits at BUILD. Microsoft will not be providing developers with an early alpha release of "Threshold" at BUILD, and for a good reason: The product won't even begin development until later that month. Right now, Microsoft is firming up which features it intends to deliver in this release " READ THE ARTICLE PEOPLE before posting FUD..

3. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

WTF are you talking about❔

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Who said anything about WP9.0 being unveiled at Build❔... Did you read my comment❔

5. cybrtitan

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

when I posted you hadn't (/ it didn't show) yet.. I was talking to original blogger sorry for the confusion

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's ok.. Sorry dude❕❕❕

7. cybrtitan

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

basically the quote makes InfoWorld's article irrelevant, and thus this article

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

If you want reliable WP, W, Nokia, or Lumia news WPCentral is your best bet...

21. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

For windows news, I've always used Bink.nu - they update on just about everything Microsoft related

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just hope it won't look as crappy as Windows 8 with it's boring tiles. still misses windows 7

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That doesn't even make sense.. The W8 desktop view is the exact same as W7.. What❔

10. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Got to agree everyone that always kept saying negative stuff about W8 is just saying it for saying's sake. I've had this Laptop for a year non touch-screen and I've been able to nagivate W8 pretty well it's loads better than what I use to have(Vista(That hurt just typing that)).

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol.. It is annoying reading things on PA that people repeat without even knowing what they are repeating.. I guess they have a need to fit in..

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I recently bought a HP Pavilion 13 X2 (tablet laptop hybrid) when it was on sale for $450, honestly I don't miss Windows 7 at all and I haven't installed a start menu.

13. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I loved my windows phone and i used it longer than any other phone. But I'll never own one again as they clearly cant get their act together.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What are you not able to do❔

15. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Does this mean WP9 wont come out this year? Lol both Android and ios get two major updaes before WP even gets one.

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But that would be big update.

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What are you talking about❔.. WP8.1 is coming in April. WP8.1 is the next major update.. Dude.. You lie if you say you ever had a WP device.. http://www.wpcentral.com/notification-center-and-multi-tile-select-coming-windows-phone-81 http://www.wpcentral.com/new-leaked-screenshot-suggests-cortana-not-just-limited-voice-interactions

18. nightfury

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

lol u call that a big update ...really ???

19. nightfury

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

wp needs to add support for file managers, bluetooth file sharing, UI customizations , 3rd party files installs etc..

22. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

They had that, it was called Windows Mobile!

23. nightfury

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

funny..but not so funny

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