Software giant Microsoft Corp has been struggling since long to hold itself firm against its revolutionary rival in the mobile circuit – Android! Similarly, its internet browser Internet Explorer also faced hands down defeat from its potential competitor Google Chrome. Three years back it launched Windows 8 which also did not yield the desired results. Only those into office automation jobs took up Windows 8 whole-heartedly but how about mobile users?
Perhaps to tame this trend now Microsoft is all set to come up with Windows 10 to give their users a better experience both on desktops and mobile devices. Microsoft has not publicly set a firm timetable for the release of its Windows 10 OS, but only last week suggested the possibility of an earlier release.
“By next late summer and early fall we’ll be able to bring out this particular OS (operating system). That’s the current plan of record,” Turner told the Credit Suisse Technology Conference on November 4.
An autumn release would put Windows 10 on track for launch three years after Windows 8, which got a mixed reception as it confused many traditional PC users with a design more suited to tablets.
The software major unveiled the name Windows 10 in late September, saying the jump in numbers from 8 to 10 marked a leap as it looks to unify the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers.
An early test version of Windows 10, which blends the traditional look and much-loved start menu with newer features, has been available for download from Microsoft’s website for more than two months.
Windows is still a core part of the company’s business and dominates the desktop computing market with 1.5 billion users. However, the growth of smartphones and tablets means Windows now runs on only about 14 per cent of computing devices worldwide, according to tech research firm Gartner.