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Published : 2014-01-13 09:58
Updated : 2014-01-13 09:58

Microsoft (AFP)
Microsoft is expected to unveil its next Windows “Threshold” operating system at the upcoming developers show in April, according to a new report.

Windows SuperSite’s Paul Thurrott reported Saturday that it would be officially released around April 2015, one year after plans are publicized in April 2014 in the conference in San Francisco.

The codename “Threshold” for Windows 9 is mounting speculations with experts saying Microsoft is purposefully distancing the new product from Windows 8, which has seen poor sales.

The minor update to Windows 8.1 is also seen as part of the new “Threshold” project. The IT giant is gearing toward a more compatible system by integrating the operating platforms of Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One.

Microsoft has yet to pick its new leader to head the IT giant after Steve Ballmer announced his exit in September.

By Yoon Ha-youn and news reports