Speculation on the potential release of Windows 9 has increased a lot in the past few weeks. Apparently, Microsoft has prepared a surprise for its customers and most likely the release will be revealed quite soon.
New reports actually indicate that this release will be made in the second or the third quarter of 2015. This means that the Windows 9 will be available very soon after the release of Windows 8. The new revelations were actually made by WZOR, which indicated that after the latest update of the current operating system, the Windows 9, will come as a free update.
Moreover, users will be able to access the Windows 8.1 Update 2 starting with the month of August or in September. The update will be available for both users who have already installed the Windows 8 operating system and for users who want to install it from starch. This means that people interested in upgrading can purchase the update to Windows 8.1 Update 2 from the Windows Store.
It has been claimed that the new operating system developed by Microsoft will come with many important updates and changes. Apparently, this updated OS will feature OneDrive, Cortana, Metro UI changes, as well Windows Defender. The OS is said to provide enhanced system protection. Many reports released by the media indicated that the purpose that Microsoft has in releasing this important update is to bring some new features that will enhance usability.
It has also been speculated that the new system is codenamed Threshold. The new update is said to be mostly focused on Windows 7 users, which Microsoft is trying to win over. Reports reveal that the famous company has failed to make an important update with Windows 8, which was said to come with a series of problems and bugs. Most likely, this is the main reason why Microsoft is trying now to focus on the release of Windows 9, targeting the users of Windows 7.
Microsoft announced earlier this year that they will stop offering support for the Windows XP, thing which has already happened. The company showed a lot of interest in promoting the Windows 8 operating system, but this new system failed to achieve the same popularity as Windows 7.