According to a new report, Microsoft will push a preview of Windows Threshold for ARM devices sometime in the beginning of 2015. The Threshold ARM preview will allow tablet users like Surface RT and Surface 2 users to test out the brand new Modern UI 2.0 that we recently spoke about. The preview will run on both Windows RT tablets and Windows Phone devices.
Windows Threshold is said to be the first stepping stone towards a cloud-first operating system. We already know about the ability to upgrade builds in Windows Threshold, and it appears the operating system is set to go the way of Azure and Office 365 by releasing updates to the operating system constantly. This is for both Threshold on the desktop and Threshold on tablets and phones.
Windows Threshold could be the last major version of Windows for a while. With this new update schedule, no longer will there be a Windows 10 or Windows 11, instead all the new features will come to Threshold, which makes us believe Windows 9 may not be the final name, more “Windows One”?
Now the only question remains is whether or not this new update schedule will be subscription-based. Since Microsoft is planning to make Windows Threshold free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, we’re not too sure whether they’re going to price updates via a subscription or just make everything free. We’ll have to wait and see.
Either way, it’s an exciting time to be a Windows enthusiast. Lot’s of changes are on the horizon, and enthusiasts get a front seat here at WinBeta.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 9, Windows Threshold