Microsoft is all set to launch its much anticipated Windows 8.1 OS, but new reports have already surfaced in respect to Windows 9. The next-generation of the Windows operating system is said to hit stores in the spring of 2015.
As of now, Microsoft has just launched a much needed update of Windows 8 OS( Windows 8.1). A report published in ZDNet claims that Microsoft originally had planned to release next major update of Windows in the spring 2014, but now it seems that the company will instead release a full fledged version of its new OS in 2015.
The report further sheds light on the merger of Windows Phone and current Windows OS. Moreover, Microsoft is expected to merge Windows Store into one single entity. This could be a possibility, if the above mentioned report should be taken into consideration. The upcoming update for Windows 8.1 is scheduled to hit store shelves in the spring 2014.
Mary Jo Foley also claims that by 2015, the software giant will make Windows RT and Windows Phone into one single entity. The rumor of merger was heard last week in a separate report.
It is seen that Microsoft tends to bring new updates (Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) during holiday season. So keeping that in mind, we can expect to see the Windows 9 sometime during holiday season.
It is also believed that the devices running on the Windows 9 will cost less than competition. Chinese major, Lenovo, has come up with a new Windows 8.1 tablet, the Miix2, which is priced at $299 or Rs. 18,300 in the US market. In comparison to competition, the tablet costs much lesser than an iPad Mini. So, finally, Microsoft has understood that pricing is the biggest factor, which could make or break an OS.
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