Microsoft has been making some big changes since Satya Nadella took over as CEO, and now they have announced a major change to the way they release their Microsoft Windows OS for various devices
At the moment Microsoft has different versions of Windows for different devices, they have Windows Phone for smartphones, Windows for PC, notebooks and tablets and also their Xbox OS.
The company will now have one major OS for all platforms, which will make things a lot easier for developers, it will also make things a lot easier for consumers, you can see a statement from Nadella below.
“This means one operating system that covers all screen sizes,” Nadella said to analysts on the quarterly conference call. “We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes.”
This is a complete change from the companies previous strategy, they will still sell different versions of Windows, like Windows Enterprise and Windows Pro, but all of these versions of Windows will be the same under the hood, so apps and software will be compatible with all versions.
This could help Microsoft considerably with their Windows Phone platform, as developers who already create apps for Windows, could easily create apps for Windows Phone. The changes will come with the next major release of Windows, which is Microsoft Windows 9.
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