Windows is the most widely used operating system for desktops. It was first released by Microsoft back in 1985. Since then, we have seen several different iterations, the latest being Windows 11. Windows 11 was a major upgrade from Windows 10. The design, especially, saw a lot of improvement. And now that it has been out for over two years, we expect its successor to be here soon.
Popular sites that keep track of Windows updates have shared that Microsoft is planning a major upgrade to Windows. This update is expected to bring some changes to the interface. Additionally, some artificial intelligence features will likely arrive with this update, mainly in the form of Microsoft Copilot. Furthermore, we can also see integrations with ChatGPT.
Besides that, Qualcomm has also hinted at an ‘unspecified’ Windows version in recent times. They did this while comparing their upcoming Snapdragon X Elite with other CPUs tested on Windows 11 laptops.
Some people have already found mentions of Windows 11 24H2 in preview builds. This confirms the platform version of the next major Windows update. However, whether Microsoft will ship this update as a Windows 11 feature update or Windows 12 is still up for debate. But if we go by previous trends, we will likely get a new Windows version since Microsoft is currently following an update cycle of three years. For some context, Windows 11 was stated as a Windows 10 update (Sun Valley) in its initial stages.
Past reports indicate that Microsoft might unveil Windows 12 as early as April next year. However, now that we have more information, a reasonable guess would be anywhere between mid-2024 to late 2024. Or, in other words, the second half of 2024.
Before we round up this article, note that Microsoft has officially confirmed none of this information. Therefore, things are subject to change as we approach the release time window.