Microsoft has not yet officially acknowledged a release date for the upcoming Redstone 4 update for Windows 10 (once known as the Spring Creators Update), and many have been left wondering when the big release will finally hit the PCs of the general public. In the latest saga, a tweet from a Chinese retail vendor now suggests that the big update may actually release in May just in time for Build 2018 (via Neowin.)
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The info is apparently coming from an internal memo sent to PC dealers in China and Neowin’s translation of the image shows that the Redstone 4 update will “start pushing” on the morning of May 9th. With time zones considered, this suggests that the Redstone 4 rollout could be timed for Tuesday, May 8th, in the US, just in time for when Microsoft usually pushes out Patch Tuesday updates. It also falls on the second day of Build 2018, which is the same day that Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore is scheduled to keynote at the developer conference.
Again, nothing is set in stone here because of this Tweet, and it could just show that vendors in China will be getting the Redstone 4 update later than everyone else. In fact, the latest indications from a welcome page in Microsoft Edge suggested that the Redstone 4 Update was still slated for an April Release, or at least an April name. Microsoft also pushed out a new Redstone 4 build to all rings of the Windows Insider program, showing that testing is almost complete and the update could still be released to everyone sooner rather than later.Further reading: Build, Build 2018, Microsoft, Redstone 4, RS4, Windows 10, Windows 10 Spring Creators Update