Windows 10 will launch this summer, with Xiaomi and Lenovo joining as partners

Windows 10 will launch this summer

Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will be launched "this summer" in 190 countries around the world, and in 11 different languages. While it was previously known that the next version of Microsoft's operating system was expected to arrive around that time, its always nice to have some official confirmation.

Additionally, Microsoft also confirmed that Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to those with devices running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Speaking at an event in Shenzhen, China, Terry Myerson - Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems - revealed that the Redmond firm will work with three of China’s most prominent software companies - Lenovo, Tencent and Qihoo 360 - to offer free upgrades to their collective customer base. That doubtless spans a huge number of potential users.

On top of that, Microsoft is also reportedly working with Lenovo to make Windows 10 phones available in "mid-year 2015 via China Mobile." Microsoft has also partnered with fast-growing Android phone manufacturer Xiaomi, that will give selected owners of its Xiaomi Mi 4 the chance to "help test Windows 10 and contribute to its future release later this year." It seems Mi 4 users will be able to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on their handsets in order to provide feedback.

source - Microsoft | TechCrunch

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