Basically, this is what Microsoft did on the morning of Tuesday (25), during the Build 2021 conference. The company mentioned that the announcement of the “next generation of Windows” will be made “very soon”. The operating system is receiving changes in the user interface and a new store.
“Soon, we will share one of the most significant Windows updates of the last decade to unlock greater economic opportunities for developers and creators. I’m using it in recent months and am incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows”, said Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO.
Nadella also promised to create “more opportunities for all Windows developers today” and welcome creators “who seek the most innovative, new and open platform to build, distribute and monetize apps”. This is because Microsoft has been working on a new Windows app store in the last few months.
It is also believed that Microsoft will allow for third-party payment platforms in applications, making developers avoid the 15% charge charged by Microsoft in apps and 12% in games. The new Windows Store will allow sending any application to Windows, including browsers such as Chrome or Firefox.
A next generation of Windows
This pre-announcement suggests that the company is preparing for a more significant change with the brand than just the user interface. In addition, it is worth mentioning that this early statement of a “new generation” of the operating system comes after Microsoft cancelled Windows 10X.
The best parts of the cancelled operating system are being added to Windows 10. The work began with new system icons, improvements in the File Explorer and the end of “Windows 95 era icons”. Microsoft also fixed an application reorganization issue on multiple monitors, added the Xbox Auto HDR feature and made improvements in Bluetooth audio support.