After Microsoft launches the Windows 10 Creators Update this spring, the company will continue focusing on a larger overhaul of the operating system. The next version, which will bring UI changes with it, is dubbed “Project Neon,” and a screenshot of the update was provided by Microsoft during a developer conference this week.
Not much is known about Project Neon yet, just that we expect to hear more from Microsoft during the BUILD conference later this year. My guess is that this will be the update wherein Microsoft plans to make Cortana a bigger part of our home — at least according to some rumors — using the virtual assistant as a sort of Amazon Echo or Google Home device, just existing entirely on Windows 10 computers.
Windows Central, which grabbed the above screenshot, said that Microsoft will probably bring Windows 10 “Project Neon” to all Windows devices, including HoloLens, computers, phones and possibly its Xbox One gaming systems.
Project Neon’s beautiful new UI
Also, as the screenshot indicates, it will bring a beautiful new user interface with it, which seems to do away with the default darker colors and appears to lighten the whole operating system up. You can already change the theme in Windows 10, of course, but this seems to be a bigger design language change from the ground up.