Windows May 10, 2021, update or the version 21H1 rolled out only a few days ago, yet, we’re already looking at some changes that might come along with upcoming releases from Microsoft.
CEO Satya Nadella confirmed this major redesign for the 1.3 billion users of the OS in 2021 at the Microsoft Build developer’s conference on May 25 by quoting;
“One of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade”CEO Satya Nadella
Here is what we know so far about the redesign:
Features in the new Windows 10 redesign
According to the news, the project code-named Sun Valley could possibly bring a refurbished:
- Start Menu
- Action Center
- File Explorer
According to The Windows Central report, they’re coming up with consistent modern designs, many new features, and better animation altogether. The report also mentions that this redesign is being initiated to keep up with customers’ expectations of a Windows desktop experience that is competitive to other modern and lightweight platforms. The internal documents describe the soon-to-hit market project as “reinvigorating” and modernizing the Windows desktop experience.
Another important note made by Microsoft is that Windows 10X OS designed for dual-screen devices will not be released. By dual-screen devices, we mean Surface Duo and the Surface Neo. The Windows Central report professes some of the feature updates are likely to be based on Windows 10X but customized for desktop.
Redesigned Windows 10 release date
We cannot affirm the exact date of when Microsoft will release the next version of Windows 10 until Microsoft announces it officially. However, according to the Windows Central report, it may arrive around the 2021 holiday season. Microsoft shared no further details on the release date, but we are sure that the new version will unveil very soon.
Simply put, Sun Valley is trying to improve and modernize Windows UX and not change it up. So in the meantime, all we have to do is wait for news and announcements!