Now that the dust has settled on Windows 8.1, the latest operating system to come from Redmond, attention is shifting towards what the future holds for Microsoft’s platform.
We already know that the company is working on a major update that is being prepared to be released sometime in early 2014. Now rumors are pointing that the next Windows released could be here as early as January next year.
Crazy, huh? Wait till you hear the next part.
More hearsay on the matter suggests that a fully functioning Start Menu could be back in this upcoming update. Little possibility of this happening — but the rumors are nevertheless there.
Some are even suggesting that the upcoming Spring GDR update could well be called Windows 8.2. Again, this makes sense at some levels, but there are enough indications that Microsoft may want to stick with the Windows 8.1 designation throughout.
At least until the widely rumored Windows 9 comes strolling around.
But this much is a done deal that the Spring GDR update to Windows 8.1 will be offered free of charge to users, and once again delivered to users from the Windows Store. Anyway, these are still very early rumors on the near and upcoming future of Windows, so take them at face value.
We should, however, have more of an idea next year as we get close to the Spring GDR update.