Windows 10 may get only one major update every year
The release of Windows 10x, which was originally set to release to manufacturers this fall, has been delayed. It will now be released in the second quarter of 2021.
Microsoft rolled out a major upgrade to its Windows 10 operating system in May this year in the form of Windows 10 20H1 update. It is expected to release the next big update to its OS, that is, Windows 10 20H2 in fall this year. Now, word is that Microsoft may change this cycle and limit itself to rolling out one major update to its OS every year.
As per a report by Windows Latest, the release of Windows 10x, which was originally set to release to manufacturers this fall, has been delayed. It will now be released in the second quarter of 2021. The release of Windows 10 21H1 has also been delayed. The publication says that Microsoft will now package 21H1 update and 21H2 update in a single update and release it as Windows 10 21H2 in the fall next year. This means that there will be no Windows 10 21H1 update, at least on paper.
The report also said that Windows 10 20H1 update and 20H2 update share the same core components and servicing content. Windows 10 20H2 is now being tested and it will be released this fall.
The report says that both the updates also share the same cumulative update packing, which means that Windows 10 users can enable the features that will be available in 20H2 in update 20H1. The company will be using an “enablement package” to roll out 20H2 features on the systems running Windows 10 version 2004, that is, the 20H1 update.
All said and done, Microsoft hasn't announced anything formally yet and so we will have to wait for a word from the company to say anything with certainty.
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