Microsoft’s Windows 8 successor which is codenamed Threshold could be announced on September 30, according to a report from The Verge. The report said that software giant is expected to unveil Windows 9 at an event as per sources familiar to the matter.
This event will likely be at the end September or early October and there will be a “preview” version of the Windows 9 meant for developers, stated the report. Previous rumors had suggested that was being developed as part of Redmond’s “One Windows” strategy and slated for release in the first half of 2015.
Windows 9 is expected to work on the areas that were criticized on Windows 8 an Windows 8.1. Microsoft had already announced that it is bringing the Start Menu back in the latest version of Windows. In addition, the company might add integrate its recently launched digital assistant Cortana. Also, Windows 9 will bring a bunch of UI changes along with the ability to run modern Windows apps within a window on the desktop.
Microsoft will also likely remove the Charms bar that is an overlay used to access search, share, the Start Screen, devices, and settings. Finally, the company is expected to add virtual desktops feature to Windows 9. Meanwhile, there is no word from Microsoft regarding the same.