When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had a blast at Build 2021, his tongue began to falter. A huge new version of Windows is coming soon and he’s already using it.
MS-BOSS said the next release would be one of the “most important” Windows Updates in the last decade and promised an announcement “very soon”.
It offered more questions than answers, as nothing was shown during the keynote, but Nadella’s tone suggested it was more than just another bi-annual Windows 10 announcement. Could it be Windows 11? Either by that name or by someone else?
Before we go any further, let’s remind ourselves of what Nadella said at Bild.
“Soon we’ll be sharing one of Windows’ most important updates of the last decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators. I’ve been self-hosting it for the past several months, and I’m looking forward to the next Windows version. I’m incredibly excited about Generation One. Our promise to you is this: We’ll create more opportunities for every Windows developer today and welcome every creator who’s looking to build and distribute applications and monetize the most innovative, innovative technologies. , looking for open forum. We look forward to sharing more very soon.”
Satya Nadella in Build 2021
Windows 11 Coming Soon? Microsoft Comments
We’re on horns for the software giant, which was usually brief and generally non-controversial. in a statement to credible reviewsA Microsoft spokesperson said: “Microsoft remains committed to Windows 10 and has nothing more to share.”
So no confirmation or denial from Microsoft, but it doesn’t mean much. Remember, Nadella said this was an important update for Windows, not Windows 10 specifically.
Does Windows 11 need to exist?
It is highly unlikely that Microsoft will ever launch Windows 11. Back in 2015 Microsoft itself stated that Windows 10 would be “the final version of Windows”. A lot can change in six years, but there isn’t much to suggest that the course is likely to change drastically.
At the Microsoft Ignite conference in 2015, Microsoft engineer Jerry Nixon said: “Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.”
There’s really no obvious need for Windows 11, considering Microsoft is quite happily and regularly updating its desktop operating system under the Windows 10 banner. The current update mechanism enables Microsoft to provide new features to users whenever they want, with a minimum of fuss.
a number of Thread on Microsoft Answers support community Windows 11 largely refused to launch. Microsoft insiders, and volunteers, say that “Windows 10 is the latest and ultimate OS.” Others refer to Windows 11 as an “Internet myth”.
Right now it just doesn’t appear on the cards. However, if Microsoft really wants to usher in a new era with reimagining software best laptop And the best desktop PCs will then probably try to change the nomenclature and get a clean break with the past.
Apple famously spent 20 years with MacOS X (which became macOS) with a number of newly built numbers, but finally, last year, macOS 11 came along Big Sur.
What about Windows 10X?
It’s a good question because Microsoft has put a lot of stock in the Windows 10X offshoot, hoping it will be the answer to a new generation of dual-screen devices like the Chromebook-powering Google Chrome OS as well as the Surface Neo. However, last year, as the remote working switch gained momentum, Microsoft put the update on the back burner.
Now the company says that it is completely canceling this update. In blog post, the company confirmed: “We have concluded that 10X technology should not be limited to just a subset of customers. Instead of bringing a product called Windows 10X to market in 2021 as we originally intended, we now We are leveraging the learnings from our journey and accelerating the integration of core core 10X technology into the company’s products and other parts of Windows.
Regardless of the naming convention, we’re excited to see what Microsoft has to offer when it announces that the next-gen Windows update is “very soon.” Naturally, we will have full intensive coverage.