Microsoft has so far only said that it plans to release Windows 10 this summer. Other versions of the new operating system, such as Windows 10 Mobile, will launch at a later date. Comments made by AMD CEO Lisa Su recently suggested that Microsoft wants to kick the operating system out the door to consumers by July, and now a new report seems to confirm that game plan.
The Verge on Friday said July 29 is one of Microsoft’s Windows 10 shipping deadlines. That suggests it’s the final release to all consumers, and we hope when new Windows 10 laptops and tablets will be available, too. It also means that Microsoft’s release to manufacturers (RTM) will need to occur sometime before that date so that they have it in time to install the new OS on fresh products. The Verge said folks who are testing the early preview builds of Windows 10 should have the final one before everyone else.
Windows 10 will be free when it does launch, though there are a handful of versions of the new operating system including Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro; though they should all launch at the same time.