Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is aiming to release Windows 10 later than previously expected from a comment made by Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference on Thursday last week. Microsoft has not officially made any public announcement regarding its schedule for rolling out the Windows 10, but Turner told the conference that a release between “next late summer and early fall” is “the current plan of record”. However, Turner on Wednesday also told Nikkei, a Japanese news service agency, that the new OS will be rolled out “early next fall”.
The Windows 10 OS was officially announced by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in late September of this year, roughly three years after the earlier Windows 8 was released by the software company. Windows 10 seeks to address concerns with Windows 8, which got many PC users confused with its user interface, as its tile design was generally considered to be more fit for touch-screen devices such as tablets. Nikkei Asian Review quotes Turner as saying that Windows 10 is a “complete reboot” of the Windows OS, featuring a personal assistant with capability to anticipate users needs. Turners interview with Nikkei also revealed that the ease with which Windows 7 was known will be brought back to Windows 10, an obvious response to users’ complaints about difficulties with Windows 8. In time for its release, the Windows 10 OS, along with devices running it, will go on sale.
There are also unconfirmed reports about new ways that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have in the offing for monetizing Windows 10. Although Windows forms core part of Microsoft’s business and boasts about 1.5 billion users, the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets reduced Windows’ share of the OS market to 14%. At the Credit Suisse Technology Conference last week, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said that the company is planning to make money out of Windows 10, and he noted that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will look for “creative ways” other than upfront licensing fees to pursue monetization plans.
This article has been written by Nonito Guntan.