Windows 10 Summer Release Date: Computers First To Receive Followed By Mobile Devices Throughout 2015

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A technician adjusts a spotlight at the exhibition stand of Microsoft in preparation for the CeBIT computer fair in the northern German town of Hanover March 12, 2007. Reuters/Christian Charisus

Windows 10 is set to be released this year around summer according to the CEO of AMD. Several devices are expected to be eligible for the update including mobile devices, but when will it arrive?

Expected Eligible Devices For The Windows 10 Software Update

Most desktop and laptop computers are going to receive Windows 10 via Windows Update under the Control Panel. However, it is not free on certain OS version and likely cannot support hardware parts of very outdated machines.

1.      Free Software Update – According to Forbes, machines running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are going to receive free software update pushed by Microsoft but it is limited within one year after the official release.

2.      Update For Older Versions – Users of older Windows OS such as XP can still upgrade to Windows by purchasing a copy of the software.

3.      Specifications – Expect minimum hardware requirements on Windows 10 such the appropriate minimum processor clock, memory and free space on the hard drive to install Windows 10.

Windows 10 is also available for smartphones, tablets and Xbox gaming consoles as part of software integration of Microsoft among Windows devices. However, not all models are eligible for the next generation Windows OS. Reports from Lumia Conversations unveiled that most Nokia Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 are expected to join the Windows 10 ecosystem.

Expected Release Date For Eligible Devices

AMD CEO Lisa Su hinted that Windows 10 will launch in summer of 2015 but eligible devices won’t be receiving it at the same time. According to Thurrott, software development stage of desktop and mobile device versions of Windows 10 is not on the same level because of several factors.

1.      Windows 10 for computers would be the first to be released because of larger audience garnered including devices with touch-based functionality.

2.      Windows 10 for mobile devices such as Nokia Lumia will be released later on as it continues to develop and requires approval by network carriers worldwide.

3.      Overall, Windows 10 update is likely to be distributed among Windows devices by fall of 2015.