Microsoft is expected to release a new testing build of Windows 10 later this month, after the January 21 event focused on the consumer experience, and it turns out that the company is already running several newer versions of the operating system internally and that they could be introduced to Windows Insider members as well.
As we reported to you yesterday, Windows 10 build 9913 was recently spotted by some users out there, but according to Gabriel Aul, head of the Windows Insider Program, the company’s engineers are already running a newer build internally, so this is unlikely to be shipped to users.
Aul said in a tweet that build 9915 was being tested “internally at this point, but many daily builds yet to go,” which means that the software giant is yet to decide on the version that would be released to users in late January.
Windows 10 Technical Preview is expected to receive a new update later this month, but details on the features that could be part of this release are yet to be disclosed.
And still, people close to the matter have said that the new Windows 10 build is very likely to come with Continuum, a feature that would allow users to switch from the desktop to the Modern UI instantly, without interrupting their work on 2-in-1 PCs such as the Surface Pro 3, as well as Cortana, the personal assistant that will soon arrive on the desktop too.
The January 21 event will be focused on the consumer experience in Windows 10, so unveiling these two features pretty much makes sense, given the fact that they’re specifically aimed at this particular user category.
At the same time, Microsoft is also expected to spill the beans on Windows Phone 10, the next version of the mobile operating system that currently holds a market share of approximately 3 percent.
Both Windows Phone 10 and Windows 10 are expected to launch in late summer or early fall 2015, but details on the launch date are still scarce right now, so more information on pretty much everything should be provided by Microsoft at the January 21 event.