Microsoft is rumoured to be hosting a Windows 10 event in January. The firm is expected to be using the event to launch a Consumer Preview of the latest revision of its Windows operating system, reports The Verge.
The tech world is usually rather engrossed by the goings on at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early January. Microsoft is said to be planning a standalone event later on in the month for its Consumer Preview premiere, far enough from the boundaries and distractions of the busy trade show. If the sources are reliable, the firm looks to be on track with the previously promised "early 2015" date for a discussion on consumer features and a Consumer Preview release of Windows 10 for those too wary of the Technical Preview.
The Technical Preview of Windows 10 is already available for download and testing out on PCs. The consumer announcement of Windows 10 however, will see the company detail "more significant" plans including those for Windows smartphones and tablets, and possibly a new Xbox One dashboard update. This will be the first time we get a peep at the mobile version of the new operating system, it is thought. Also we should see Windows 10 for PCs become much nearer to its final shipping form for consumers.
With Windows 10 designed to run across multiple devices, including PCs, tablets, phones and the Xbox One, Microsoft is expected to reveal all the consumer-facing features in Windows 10 at the event, including touch-to-desktop UI switching innovations such as Continuum (demonstrated above). The Verge report suggests that exact date of the event should be formally announced by the company before the end of this year.