Windows 10 update set for October release
Subscribe to Newsletter | Business & Job Opportunies Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 Twitter
HOME » TECHNOLOGY ZONE » Windows 10 update set for October release

Windows 10 update set for October release


Published: September 2, 2017 | 1:48 pm
By: AFP


Microsoft on Friday announced that a major update to its Windows operating system will be released globally on October 17.





Release of Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the market, Microsoft executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson said in a blog post.

Unlike virtual reality gear already available, Windows headsets made by partners such as Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo will not require cameras to track user movements, according to Myerson.

Windows headsets will be priced as low as $299, and will need to be plugged into computers powered by the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft said.

The US technology titan showed off the Windows 10 update at the company’s annual developers’ conference early this year to encourage creation of offerings tuned to the software.

At the time, Myerson said the update will offer, among other upgrades, “enhancements in gaming, security, accessibility, and immersive new experiences made possible by Windows Mixed Reality.”

The original version of Windows 10 debuted a little more than two years ago.

The latest version of Windows 10 is being built into a wide array of devices that will be on the market in time for the year-end holiday shopping season, according to Microsoft.

The company promised an audience of more than a billion people for those who develop services or applications for Windows 10.

Microsoft has highlighted how Windows 10 will let software savants serve up creations on the full spectrum of smart devices, including the HoloLens augmented reality headgear.

“By combining our physical and digital worlds, we believe mixed reality is the next step in the evolution of human computing,” Myerson said in the blog post.

Microsoft was left behind in the smartphone market, which is dominated by Apple and Android-powered handsets.

Designing Windows to make Microsoft cloud services available from competitors’ devices and moving quickly in the nascent mixed-reality market were seen as shrewd moves by the company.

Windows 10 is designed to power all kinds of devices, from wearable computers to smartphones to desktop machines, and an application needs to be written just once to perform on all of them, according to Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

Nadella said at the conference that “the mobility of the experience is what matters, not the mobility of the device.”

To get Windows 10 adopted quickly, Microsoft plans to give it away as a free upgrade for a year after its release.


Tags in this article:
Windows 10 | Microsoft |

READ ALSO: SOLUTION TO VIRUS ON WINDOWS

Copyright Dailyafricagist.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from Dailyafricagist.


Do You Like This Story?


Become a Fan On Facebook and Follow Us On Twitter


Related News Topics

All News


Suicide bombers kill 15 people in Borno state
At least 15 people were killed on Monday when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria, in the latest suspected strike ....
Read More...

Security threats: Nigeria Army to conduct more exercises - Gen. Tukur Buratai
The Nigerian Army says it will conduct more exercises to sharpen personnel skills and prepare them to tackle emerging security challenges in the count....
Read More...

Declaring IPOB terrorist organisation is unconstitutional - Senator Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the declaration by the Nigerian military that the Indigenous People of Biafra is a terrorist organisation is....
Read More...

EFCC arrests Gombe SEMA Secretary, others over alleged IDP materials diversion
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Secretary, Dr Danlami Rukuje, over....
Read More...

UNICEF urges Boko Haram to stop using children as suicide bombers
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Boko Haram sect to stop the recruitment and use of children as suicide bombers in the ....
Read More...

Walter Onnoghen urges judicial officers to keep to the rules
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has advised judicial officers to strictly abide by their oath of office, the provisions of the c....
Read More...