Windows 10 is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious products coming out from the Redmond based Microsoft and many people who have seen and used the technical previews for the new operating system are more than excited about it. Microsoft has previously said that the Windows 10 release date would fall to this Summer, sometime at the end most likely, but new information coming from the likes of AMD, an avid Windows and Microsoft partner, peg the Windows 10 release date for a bit earlier. According to a teaser from AMD, the Windows 10 release date is going to be set around the middle of July, as technical previews and beta tests are going well and actually ahead of previous schedules.
Although AMD is talking about the Windows 10 release date, they omit to mention whether this date concerns the Windows 10 for Phones operating system as well. The technical previews for the mobile edition of the new Microsoft OS have also stirred excitement as the company has made small but significant changes to the user interface compared to Windows 8.1, not to mention extra integration with Cortana and the upcoming Spartan browser. Many seem to be most excited about the Spartan browser on both versions of Windows 10 as the teasers and leaks promise a revolutionizing browser that takes away the best features we’ve found in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, the old Opera and even Internet Explorer.
Although we wouldn’t put money on the suggested Windows 10 release date by AMD, it does seem like a likely scenario to have the free OS released in July, as Microsoft seems to be on top of all things that concern the desktop version of the OS. Microsoft has been making great progress on all the fronts it has tackled in the past few months and people seem to be more and more interested in what the company has up its sleeves. What seriously boosted the popularity of Windows 10 is the announcement from Microsoft that it would be a completely free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users from around the world and it will also be available to those who don’t have genuine copies of the previous operating systems from the company. Although it will be free from those who have purchased Windows 7 or Windows 8 licenses, it is not clear whether pirated versions of the OS will benefit from the same treatment. Most likely, not.
According to AMD CEO Lisa Su spilled the beans about the Windows 10 release date, most likely by accident in an interview about earnings results. Since the statements from Lisa Su cannot be considered as official confirmation from the company, they can’t be taken as such just yet. The fact that AMD is planning their releases according to this “late July” release date of Windows 10 does suggest that AMD knows more than we do, but we still can’t take the info for granted until Microsoft comes out and announces it. The Build conference is upon us, though, so we might see the actual release date confirmed there. Fingers crossed!