With Google’s input, Chrome is now the second-most popular OS after Mac and iOS today. Today, a majority of college-going students own Google smartphones and Chromebooks. This highlights the popularity of Google OS worldwide. In response to Google’s rising popularity, Microsoft may unveil its powerful weapon— Windows 10 Cloud in the near future.
Microsoft’s last two experiments—Windows 8.1 with Bing and Windows RT were not very popular among users. But, this didn’t stop Microsoft from experimenting with new operating system features. Reports suggest that Windows 10 Cloud is a much-simplified version of its predecessor Windows 10. It is rumored to run only universal Windows apps that are downloaded from the Windows Store.
This clearly indicates that this simplified replica of Windows 10 was designed with the sole purpose of recovering Microsoft’s stature in the market. It’s designed to replace Chrome OS by offering an open source, low-cost alternative to other developers. Even the PC makers can willingly use it to develop specific operating systems for their devices.
Those who still remember the drastic failure of Windows RT might be rolling their eyes at this weak effort. However, one can’t ignore that when Chromebooks, Nexus and Pixel are slowly replacing Microsoft products in the market, the company is bound to bounce back with a cheaper, safer and simpler alternative to Google.
As of now, Microsoft hasn’t revealed any details regarding Windows 10 Cloud operating system. Though the suffix ‘Cloud’ attached to its name might confuse the public. It has nothing to do with cloud computing technology. Rather, Microsoft is planning to bundle its default services (including Bing) together to create an easy-to-use software ecosystem for their consumers.
Last month, they revealed their plans about combining Windows desktop apps with mobile ARM processor technology. If they successfully deliver their Windows apps to ARM-powered chips then, Windows 10 Cloud can use this technology to its advantage.
As of now, we can’t confirm the launch date of Windows 10 Cloud. A few sources reveal that it’s slated for release in April. Meanwhile, Microsoft is testing its new update to Windows 10 software. Well, all we can say is Good Luck!