Microsoft engineers are very busy these days as they’re working hard on both PC and mobile versions of Windows 10. Technical preview for phones has already been been released, and now we maybe can look for the final build of the PC version of Windows 10.
Probably the first question we have on mind when talking about Windows 10 is when will the final version of the OS be released? There are rumors around the internet saying that Microsoft will release the final version in June, but as with any other timeline, it could be delayed. So why is Microsoft targeting June instead of the traditional August release? Because if the OS hits RTM in August, hardware from OEMs will probably come around October, and it won’t be ready for back-to-school students. Releasing devices from OEMs is also good in October, because of the holidays, but Microsoft decided that releasing the hardware for back-to-school students will be more profitable.
This is probably the right choice, because Microsoft knows that it can’t exploit the Surface 3 Pro forever, it will need to feature a Broadwell chip in the the device sooner rather than later to remain competitive with others. Surely, it doesn’t need to happen right now, but Microsoft will have to do that in the near future, because releasing a new Surface with Windows 8.1 is not the logical move.
We also have to notice that Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 in June last year, as well, which is a perfect time for back-to-school market. And it would make a lot of sense for Microsoft to release the new Surface device around the same time with the final version of Windows 10, and there’s a big possibility that Microsoft will do just that.
What do you think, will Windows 10 be released in June, and is this good or bad for Microsoft and its products?