Microsoft still hasn’t given an exact date, but the company announced that Windows 10 would launch sometime this summer. That’s a little more specific than “later this year,” which had been Microsoft’s mantra up until now.
Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for current Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as well as Windows Phone 8.1 customers. Microsoft hasn’t yet announced pricing for people using Windows Vista or earlier versions, but, frankly, you’re probably better off just buying a new PC if you aren’t even running Windows 7 at this point.
Since Windows 10 will be available on PCs and phones, Microsoft partnered with two Chinese smartphone companies to make Windows 10 handsets.
Lenovo said it will start selling Windows 10 phones on China Mobile (CHL) by mid-year, and fast-growing Xiaomi said some Mi 4 smartphone users will be able to test Windows 10 on their devices. More