Windows 9 will hit store-shelves in April 2015 and is expected to be Xbox One compatible
After the negative PR that characterize the release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 which removed the traditional Start Menu, the software giant released the Windows 8.1 which didn’t address the missing Start Menu, but introduced a Start Tip which reveals the Start screen from the desktop view.
However, there are new reports confirming the existence of Windows 9 under development, codenamed “Threshold.” This will not be a little update but an entirely new OS with revamped and added features for a truly impressive user interactive experience.
There won’t be any alpha or pre-alpha build for developers and this is pretty bad news for developers who would want to get a head-start developing projects in compatibility with the new OS.
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The original Metro which many critics have slammed in the highest of intensity as a redundant feature not needed in a traditional PC would be re-developed and released as Metro 2.0
However, there are speculations that the Windows 9 will back the traditional Start Menu. There is also a rumor spreading like wild-fire that the new OS from Microsoft would be completely Xbox One compatible with a release date set for April 2015.
While few of the details remain unconfirmed, there is great hope that Microsoft would release substantial information about Windows 9 at the BUILD conference which would be held in April of 2013. Until then, what features do you want in Windows 9?