Microsoft schedules January Windows 10 event
Microsoft’s on the cusp of the evolution across its OS ecosystem, with Windows 10 waiting for us in 2015. Announced back at the end of September, the platform will attempt to further unify devices across form factors, as computers, tablets, and phones alike will all run Windows 10 – no more separate name for Microsoft’s smartphone OS. And while that announcement brought us a fair amount of info about the company’s intentions for Windows 10 on PCs, there’s a lot we still need to know about the mobile side of things. It’s probably a good way’s off before we have the complete picture, but new details may be arriving soon, as Microsoft schedules a Windows 10 event for January 21.
The company doesn’t directly confirm that phones and tablets are on the agenda, but as it intends to “continue the story” from September, we’d like to hope that it starts filling in just those mobile cracks. Sure, desktop and the cloud will likely play a big role in the presentation, but we’ll take whatever mobile details we can get. And as cross-device connectivity is a big part of Microsoft’s vision for Windows 10, it’s going to have to talk about the full spectrum that represents – including mobile.
Leaks have suggested that this event will focus on consumer-targeted features, rather than things for developers or enterprise clients, and since phones and tablets were indeed specifically mentioned as part of those rumors, the odds are good that we’ll come away from this with some fresh understanding of what Windows 10 will bring to Lumia handsets, as well as the Windows tablet family (including Surface).
We’ve still got six weeks to go until the event rolls around, but be sure and check back with us then for all the mobile-relevant details of Microsoft’s announcements.