Microsoft has been making swift progress with the Windows 10 operating system on desktops since its announcement last summer but it looks like the company needs a little more time to work on the mobile variant. Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 for mobile won't launch this summer.
Speaking at the Build conference (Via: The Verge), Windows lead, Joe Belfiore, said that “Our phone builds have not been as far along as our PC builds. We’re adapting the phone experiences later than we’re adding the PC experiences.”
The Windows 10 preview builds first became available on mobile back in February, while desktop users have been testing the operating system since October last year. It looks like for now, Windows 10 on desktop is coming first, while the OS will have a staggered release on other devices:
“From the device view, our main focus is to kick off the Windows 10 launch wave with a great launch on the PC. You should expect that the other devices — phone, HoloLens, Xbox, Surface Hub — will be staggered, probably not on the same date as the PC.”
The confirmation that Windows 10 will be coming to phones later in the year hints that we won't see new Lumia devices until around the same time. Aside from that though, Windows 10 for desktop is still on track for a summer release.
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KitGuru Says: Given that the Windows 10 preview builds didn't start showing up on mobile until a couple of months ago, this delay isn't too surprising. However, Microsoft is aiming to unify all of its devices with this latest operating system so it seems like a simultaneous release would really be the way to go.