Microsoft to Discuss Windows 10 on Tablets and Phones Next Week at a Special Event

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

It’s official. Microsoft has confirmed this piece of news on their official blog.  On January 21 we will hear more information about the next chapter of Windows 10. What could they possibly reveal next Wednesday?
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Microsoft hasn’t revealed much information about the content which will be delivered on January 21, but rumors suggest that the tech giant is preparing to unveil Windows 10 for tablets and phones.  However, this should only be the technical preview. As we all know, Microsoft is still testing Windows 10 for desktop systems, therefore it’s impossible for the company to launch a final Windows 10 OS for mobile devices.  But as usual, once the OS lands, users will receive constant updates.

Other improvements on the desktop operating systems are expected to be announced.  Microsoft didn’t release any Windows 10 builds in December, which disappointed some users, but Gabe Aul reassures us this happened for a good reason:

“We’ve been very hard at work putting together a great build for you that includes a bunch of new features and improvements. As all of those payloads came in we needed to stabilize code, fix any integration issues, and ensure all of the new UX is polished.”

According to Aul, there are over 450k Windows 10 active testers who provide important feedback thus helping the company to fix all the bugs and crashes that would have been hard to identify without that hardcore usage. More than 1300 bugs have been fixed thanks to the feedback sent by Windows Insiders. To me, this is a vague confirmation that the January Technical Preview is planned to land on the 21st.

Also, following the same rumor line, it is suggested that features such as Cortana and Continuum could be announced as well.

What we do know for sure is that Microsoft’s top brass will attend the event.

“You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer who will talk about the Windows 10 consumer experience […] You’ll also hear from our CEO Satya Nadella as well.”

Looks like important, interesting information is about to be revealed in 8 days time.

READ ALSO: Many Windows 10 Testers Want the Full Version for Free

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