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Windows 10 for PCs and Windows 10 for phones will not arrive at the same time

By Ng Chong Seng - on 1 May 2015, 8:36am

Windows 10 for PCs and Windows 10 for phones will not arrive at the same time

Before today, Microsoft has only said that its next operating system, Windows 10, would be available “this summer” in 190 countries and 111 languages. Now, if we were to take Microsoft literally, this would mean anytime between June 21 and September 23.

So far, the most credible rumor regarding Windows 10’s general availability date is from AMD’s CEO Lisa Su, who said recently that the OS would launch in end July. But that has been met with doubts almost universally because based on the latest previews (both desktop and phone), the OS still looks very much like a work in progress.

At Build, we still didn’t get an exact launch date from Microsoft. But at a special event, Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore did confirm (hat tip to Paul Thurrott) that Windows 10 will arrive at different timings for different devices.

The first to be generally available will be Windows 10 for PCs. Other devices like phones, HoloLens, IoT, and Xbox One will get their own version later, according to their own schedules. This pretty much gels with what I’ve heard about Windows 10 for phones coming shortly after the PC version is launched. And it makes sense too, given we’ve just seen the first preview of Windows 10 IoT Core and the fact that HoloLens hasn’t even gone on sale yet.

Source: Paul Thurrott.

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