To give priority to the development of Windows 10X, Microsoft may change the release rate of new Windows 10 function updates next year.
Microsoft did not announce any changes to the Windows 10X program, but Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet managed to talk to Microsoft executives who revealed to her a possible change in the company's plan.
Microsoft is reportedly refocusing its efforts on the operating system Windows 10 but in parallel with the upcoming Windows 10X.
Windows 10X is expected to have surprisingly fast updates to classic Desktop devices and container security protection for Windows 32 Win10 applications.
According to Foley, Microsoft's latest plan requires the 10X operating system to debut on single-screen devices designed primarily for business in the spring of 2021. And in the spring of 2022, Microsoft aims to develop 10X for additional devices in a and dual screen.
Additionally, the original version of Windows 10X that follows the new design will not include the aforementioned support for Win32 applications in a container. Instead, the operating system will be limited to UWP / Store and Web apps. Microsoft has not given up on developing Win32 applications in a container for 10X, but they have been postponed until 2022.
Due to the change of plans, we can see the following release schedule
- Windows 10 20H2, a small update, will come in the fall of 2020.
- In the spring of 2021, instead of releasing one feature update of Windows 10 21H1, Microsoft will release its first version of the 10X operating system.
- In the fall of 2021, Microsoft will release a feature update for regular Windows 10 SKUs. This will be the 21H2 update if Microsoft continues to use its current name format.
- In the spring of 2022, Microsoft will release an update to Windows 10X that will work on both single-screen and dual-screen devices
All of the above information has not yet been officially confirmed and comes from sources within the company with whom Mary Jo Foley remains in contact. Microsoft may deny or change any of the above.