Microsoft confirmed this week that the new and redesigned version of Windows 10 will arrive on equipment starting this month. Initially designed with dual-screen gadgets in mind, Windows 10X will first launch on devices with just one, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic led the tech giant to change priorities.
In the post with the announcement, Panos Panay, chief product officer of the Windows and equipment area, presents the reason for this decision. "The world is a very different place than it was in October, when we shared the vision of a new category of Windows dual screen equipment", he explains.
Aware of people's routine changes, Microsoft guarantees to be focused on the current needs of customers. It is intended, therefore, to harness the "power of the cloud" to help users work, learn and play in different ways.
Among some of the novelties are a "simpler way" to pair equipment via Bluetooth on Windows and an improvement of the touch, in the case of tablets. But in February, we gathered 10 known new features in the new version of the operating system, with Microsoft promising 90-second updates.
As usual, Windows Insider users will have access to this version sooner. Still, there is no set date either, at a time when the target of one billion active devices running Windows 10 is certain.
The anticipation of the launch and the change in priorities follows another decision by the technological giant influenced by the pandemic of COVID-19. In light of the impact of the new coronavirus, Microsoft decided to postpone the end of support for versions 1709 and 1809 of Windows 10.