Microsoft may release Windows 9 at the end of this month, according to the latest round of rumors circulating on the web.
The latest news comes from the Verge that states Microsoft is planning an unveiling event featuring the software on Sept. 30. According to the report, the conference can be postponed at any time, and that only select members of the press are allowed to attend. The tech publication also did not say where the conference will take place.
Officially, Microsoft has not acknowledged the existence of the new program. However, the company has been developing a program called Threshold, which many observers believe to be Windows 9. There is also the possibility that Microsoft may choose a different name for the next-gen Windows. In fact, the name Windows 9 was coined by rumor mill itself.
At this time, not much has been revealed about the next generation of the Windows operating system. Even so, it has been said that Microsoft is changing the Start Menu as well as other modifications to the user-interface. Voice activated functions may also be included in the final release, though this has yet to be confirmed.
Until Windows 9 Beta is made available, the exact specs will remain in the realm of speculation. Weeks ago, ZDnet claimed that the beta will be available between the months of September and October.
It is not certain when the consumers will see the Windows 9 launch. However, notable Windows observer Paul Thurrott predicted a 2015 release date for Microsoft's new program. Provided Thurrott's information is accurate, the tech giant may introduce the Windows 9 beta in the same time frame predicted by ZDnet.
Previously, Microsoft has been following a three-year release cycle for virtually every new operating system. For instance, Windows 8 was released in 2012, while Windows 7 debuted in 2009. The much older Windows Vista was launched in 2006.