Tech: Microsoft to Release Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be released by the end of 2015 and most likely by the end of July. One of Microsoft’s goals for the new operating system is to make it available on as many devices as possible, most importantly smartphones. In the past, Windows smartphones have only made up about 2.5% of the global market, whereas Android smartphones made up nearly 80% of the market and iPhones made up 18% of the market. As it prepares to incorporate Windows 10 onto mobile devices, Microsoft has changed up some of the employees in its executive ranks. The most notable change within Microsoft’s executive ranks has been the departure of the former Executive Vice President of the Devices & Services business unit, Stephen Elop. CEO Satya Nadella said in an email to employees that “This change will enable us to deliver better products and services that our customers love at a more rapid pace.” Forrester analyst Frank Gillett stated, “Microsoft’s reorg shows that Microsoft is determined to be a part of the mobile mind shift, and that their mobile efforts will benefit from closer engineering alignment with Windows.”

Contributor: Katie Campbell

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