Microsoft is already working on Windows 10 21H2. Little is known, at the moment, about Windows 10 21H2, the second update of Windows 10 that will arrive, predictably, around October (perhaps November) of the next year.
- Microsoft reduces the fragmentation of Windows 10
- If you still use Windows 7 you should check that security update
- Microsoft plans to run Android apps on Windows 10 in 2021
To understand better what is happening, it is key to know that Microsoft already takes time to release some minor updates in the channel of insiders, some updates and improvements will conform to the update of spring of Windows. An update that will stand out for nothing. Windows 10 21H1 will be even less showy than Windows 10 20H2, which points out that Microsoft is going to concentrate the new features of Windows of the next year in Windows 10 21H2.
This makes sense for several reasons and, if confirmed, I think it would be an important move by Microsoft. The key point to understand it is Windows 10 2004, the first update of this year, which promised a lot, but because of the enormous amount of errors, it was an important burden and put in doubt the capacity of Microsoft to maintain two big updates in a year. To concentrate the efforts on Windows 10 21H2 could avoid what happened this year with the spring update.
This is nothing new, Microsoft could adopt the Apple model with macOS: one big update a year, more or less polished and with enough new features to make the change attractive to most users. And if they also choose to put a brand name on each version, something that their marketing department must have been demanding for years, Windows 10 21H2 could give the go-ahead to a new and, in my opinion, more intelligent strategy on the part of Microsoft. And if each version has its own wallpaper photo, it would score even more points.
Another reason to focus 2021 upgrade efforts on Windows 10 21H2 is that this would leave more room for Microsoft’s engineering teams to focus on Windows 10X, the specific, modular version of the operating system for devices with limited resources and, more importantly, with form factors that are out of the ordinary. We expect it to arrive in the first half of 2021, and therefore it is understandable that combining its launch with a major upgrade of Windows 10 could be really chaotic.
So what can we expect from Windows 10 in 2021? The big milestones would be, in principle, the launch of Windows 10X and the autumn update Windows 10 21H2, in which we hope that at last the new user interface that Microsoft has been working on will be seen. And, in between, Windows 10 21H1, a minor update that shouldn’t be problematic, unlike the May update this year.