Last month, Microsoft announced at a press event that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 and Windows 7, at least for the first year. The exact details about its price were a little scarce, and we’ve heard rumors in the past that Microsoft may switch to a subscription model for the operating system, just like Office 365, charging a yearly fee.
Microsoft is yet to announce complete pricing details about the upcoming operating system, and a subscription-based pricing is a little unlikely, the software giant recently filed a trademark for Windows 365 sparking speculation that it may be a possibility in the not-so distant future. Although it doesn’t really confirm that Microsoft will charge an yearly fee, there’s a possibility that the company may have plans to do it, or they may have trademarked it as a defensive measure — in case they decide to change their mind.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is expected to launch sometime this year, and we’re hoping that Microsoft will reveal complete pricing details of the operating system in the coming months. As for Windows 365, only time will tell what the company plans to do with this branding, anything can happen, don’t you think?Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 365