Microsoft has confirmed that some version of Windows 10 won’t launch this Summer like other platforms
During Microsoft’s Build conference this week, the company announced that various versions of their new operating system aren’t quite ready yet and will launch at a later date. The news was confirmed by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore who revealed little detail on the mobile-version’s delay. “Our phone builds have not been as far along as our PC builds,” explained Belfiore. “We’re adapting the phone experiences later than we’re adding the PC experiences.”
That means that this Summer when Windows 10 is set to launch, various releases will come at a much later date. As for when, Microsoft didn’t reveal any additional details.
“There are devices and features that will come not on launch date, but following it,” says Belfiore. “From the device view, our main focus is to kick off the Windows 10 launch wave with a great launch on the PC. You should expect that the other devices — phone, HoloLens, Xbox, Surface Hub — will be staggered, probably not on the same date as the PC.”
In addition to the staggered launch, Microsoft also confirmed that not all Windows 10 features will actually be available at launch. Though Belfiore didn’t reveal exactly what features will miss the initial launch window, he did reveal that the release will begin in summer and continue through autumn. Chances are it won’t be until the end of the year that we’ll get the full Windows 10 experience. One example he did reveal is that their new browser Microsoft Edge will come in a later update, leaving many to wonder what exactly will be coming to Windows 10 when it launches later this year..
Microsoft is yet to reveal exactly when Windows 10 will launch, but an earlier leak from AMD revealed that the new operating system is set to release in June. Though it’s probably going to be followed by rapid updates on an almost daily basis.