According to a trusted whistleblower WalkingCat, Microsoft is reportedly planning to announce a new version of Windows 10. This new version might be called Windows 10X or “The New Windows”.
more clarifications: the (primary) point here is not about timing, it is the naming ???? https://t.co/vbEjaJ8if8— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) February 26, 2021
The release date was not revealed but there was speculation of an announcement sometime in March 2021. However, WalkingCat later clarified that the release may be delayed but will soon surface this year.
This could mean that Microsoft may be planning on releasing a major full feature update, Windows 10 21H1 first.
“Based on feedback and learnings during the past year of extensive remote work, learning, and play, version 21H1 will be delivered with servicing technology (like that used for the monthly update process and how 20H2 was delivered). Windows 10, version 21H1 will have a scoped set of features improving security, remote access, and quality. The features we are releasing in this update are focused on the core experiences that customers have told us they’re relying on most right now. So, we optimized this release to support our customers’ most pressing needs,” Microsoft said.
“The New Windows” could be a marketing term for the new Windows 10X which according to early reports, was believed to be meant for dual-screen devices. However, it seems that it is expected to appear on single-screen devices such as PCs and tablets first.
Windows 10X is supposed to be a modernized and secure version of Windows 10 featuring a new Action Centre and a tablet-like start menu. Also, UI and navigation are supposed to be revamped.
The operating system is expected to come pre-installed in hardware specifically designed for it.