Windows 9 developer preview might be unveiled on September 30
Windows 8 hasn’t really been the success Microsoft wanted it to be and the company might be wanting to change that with the next major release of Windows. Reportedly, Windows 9 is all set to be unveiled on September 30 this year.
The report comes from the folks at The Verge and it says that Microsoft will release a preview of the new Windows release for developers. Windows 9 has been known all along with its codename ‘Threshold’ and although it hasn’t been confirmed, the next major Windows release will be known as ‘Windows 9’.
Windows 9 will supposedly bring a lot of new features along with major visual changes. There’s said to be a new Start menu, addition of the Cortana voice assistant, uniting the touch and the desktop interfaces. Windows 9 is also said to be removing the Charms bar. Charms bar has had a love-hate relationship with the users and Microsoft plans to remove it all together.
Along with Windows 9, Microsoft might also unveil the next release in Windows Phone. Reportedly, Microsoft is prepping a combined version of Windows Phone and Windows RT. We can expect things to be detailed at the September 30 event.