It seems that Microsoft could be working toward another major release of Windows, “Windows 12”. What’s more, the release could be made as soon as next year if this new information is anything to go by.
The source, @leaf_hobby on Twitter, well known for Intel hardware leaks, tweeted that Windows 12 is on the supported OS list for Intel’s Meteor Lake-S desktop chipsets. However, the Tweet has since been deleted though VideoCardz was able to capture the details shared.
Based on a report by BenchLife, the (Z980) chipset will be paired with Intel Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake CPUs. Meteor Lake processors are expected to ship sometime during 2024’s second quarter.
Here are all the details and specifications shared pertaining to the chipset per the deleted Tweet:
MTL-S has additional 5.0 x4 from CPU(for M.2?)
From CPU Direct
Z890 has additional 4.0 x4 from chipset, x24 Gen4 lanes total
Wi-Fi 7 debut
It says support windows 12 on OS list(?)
Now only 6P+8E and 6P+16E, 8P under dev?
That’s everything I know”
While Microsoft making another major release as soon as next year could be farfetched, early reports made indicate that the company intends to start shipping major versions of the Windows client every three years. With this in mind, Microsoft’s last major release was back in 2021, and the next one could possibly be made sometime in 2024.
With this change in the Windows development cycle, Microsoft has intensified how it rolls out new features to users. Case in point, the company’s recent Windows 11’s next Moments update which featured AI, iOS support, screen recording, and more.
Microsoft is yet to make any announcement regarding Windows 12’s development. Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.
via: Windows Central