Next major Windows 10 update to start shipping next week?

by Don Sharpe
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  • Microsoft may start pushing Windows 10 21H1 to Fast ring insiders next week.
  • Container-centric Windows 10X also may start shipping to insiders soon.
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Next major Windows 10 update

Windows 10 version 2004 started rolling out on May 27, 2020. Despite its installation hiccups, the OS brings a couple of impressive features, in all fairness. But it’s still a minor upgrade, unlike version 21H1, the next major Windows 10 update.

Be that as it may, there’s a high chance that Microsoft will start pushing Windows 10 21H1 next week. The same is likely true for Windows 10X, the container-centric OS for both desktop and dual-screen devices.

Insiders may start receiving the next major Windows 10 update soon

The latest speculation about the release date for Windows 10X and 21H1 stems from a tweet by Alumia—a bona fide leaker of Microsoft or Windows-related news.

The tweet includes screenshots revealing code blocks for Windows 10X build 20141 and Windows 10 version 21H1.

As such, Microsoft could start pushing both preview builds to insiders next week.

On May 19, 2020, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the availability of 21H1, codenamed Iron, in the Fast ring on a WSL blog post.

We expect the Fast ring to switch over to our Iron (Fe) branch toward the later part of June which will expose this new functionality to Insiders.

The company later edited the post.

Nonetheless, 21H1 should arrive with substantial changes to multiple Windows 10 features. Expect to see a much-revamped Start menu and File explorer, for example.

As for Windows 10X, the OS is a massive overhaul of Windows as you know it. That’s because it does more than just improve features and apps.

It’s a futuristic OS with a totally different architecture (containerization). The much-advanced structure will permit current Win32 apps to run on Windows 10X without any compatibility problems.

Apart from that, Microsoft said that the containerization of apps will make it a lot faster to deliver system updates.

Are you ready for the next Windows 10 major update? Feel free to ask any questions or share your thoughts via the comments section below.


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