The operating system is due for another refresh.
Microsoft has changed its strategy when releasing operating systems especially with Windows 10. Since its launch in 2015, it got two annual updates every year that adds new features while rolling out bug fixes and security patches. Now in its sixth year, rumors online said that Microsoft is planning to introduce a refreshed UI for Windows 10 that could release later this fall.
The major Windows 10 refresh, which has the codename ‘Sun Valley’ will reportedly feature a new Start Menu, File Explorer, and Action Center. It will keep the same familiar elements of each UI, but with a more ‘modern’ approach. Additionally, the Tablet view of Windows 10 will also get a new, easier-to-use virtual keyboard that will give faster access to emojis.
We do commend Microsoft for regularly updating Windows 10 since its launch, and have been introducing tweaks and features to cater to specific audiences. But since most users are now working and studying from home, it seems now is the best time for Microsoft to give Windows 10 a fresh new look.
The major refresh was also signaled by Apple’s release of its M1-powered chip, which proved that ARM-based processors can now be as good as the Intel and AMD chips that are powering most Windows 10 machines. Windows 10X, which will be made for ARM-based computers, is scheduled to launch later this year.
Microsoft’s operating systems have been hit and miss over the years – from the much-loved Windows 98 and Windows XP to Windows Vista and Windows 8, which people are trying to forget.