Microsoft announces Windows 10 upgrade, Xbox and new Surface tablet launch in October
The next version of Windows 10 will be announced this month, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.
The new version of the operating system will have a “more cohesive look” and will include a number of new features, including improved compatibility with new devices and the introduction of Windows 8.1, the company said.
The company also said that Microsoft will release an upgrade to Windows 10 for tablets in October.
“We’re taking a major step forward to meet the needs of a new generation of users,” a Microsoft spokesperson said.
“Today we’re excited to announce that Windows 10 upgrades will be available in October.”
Microsoft said that it will start rolling out upgrades to Windows 8 devices and for Windows 10 PCs, and it will be the first time that new versions of the OS will be rolled out to new devices.
It also announced that the company will release a new Surface with a new keyboard and touchpad for Windows PCs in October, and a new version for tablets will launch in November.
Microsoft also said it will add the ability to use its cloud-based service Cortana for personal computing, as well as Windows 10 IoT devices, later this year.
It said that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which includes some of the new features that Microsoft released with Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Pro, will be released in November, and the Anniversary Update for Windows Server 2019 will be launched in April.