Microsoft To Release Windows 10 Redstone 2 Update Along With New Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Book Before Spring 2017
Microsoft is a busy bee lately when it comes to releasing updates for its Windows 10 devices. Interestingly, the Redmond-headquartered company does not intend to stop working on software updates for Windows 10 until next year.
When Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PC on Aug. 2, the company also revealed that it will be launching two more major updates next year.
Microsoft's Nathan Mercer stated in a blog post the company's plan to release two feature updates in 2017 while also confirming that the recently released Anniversary Update will be the last one for this year.
"This will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional feature updates expected in 2017," Mercer wrote of Windows 10 version 1607.
As early as now, there are already rumors claiming that the upcoming update, which is codenamed Redstone 2, will arrive just before the season of spring, according to The Verge.
There are also rumors saying that the update will be primarily intended for the upcoming refresh of the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Book, since it will be released alongside the launching of the new iterations of the two devices.
If the rumors were true, then the new generation Surface Pro and Surface Book could come with this feature-rich update out of the box.
Microsoft released Redstone 1, which is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, early this week, and it already came with updates for the Surface Pro 4, such as enhanced touch stability and improved pen pairing, among others, as per Dispatch Tribunal.
As for the last update, which is codenamed Redstone 3, it is reportedly arriving in the later part of next year.
Meanwhile, as part of the Anniversary Update, Microsoft is also rolling out an update for Windows 10 Mobile on Aug. 9.
The update, which is reportedly bringing changes and new features to the mobile OS, will roll out to unlocked Lumias, Coship, NuAns, Acer and others, according to MobiPicker.
Unfortunately, Windows phones that are AT&T-locked will be receiving the Anniversary Update on Aug. 16, so their owners need to wait a bit longer.