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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 update in October, with new features

The software giant announced a refreshed Windows October 2018 update that will have new features and enhancements for over 700 million devices running it

The update will launch on 10 october 2018.

The announcement was made at the ongoing IFA 2018 technology event in Berlin, Germany.

Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft stated: “With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to the nearly 700 million devices running Windows 10 that help people make the most of their time.”

Microsoft also announced the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 powered Lenovo Yoga C630 Windows on Snapdragon (WOS) as part of its plan on connected PC experiences. By pairing the functionality of Windows 10 on portable, lightweight devices – Microsoft intends to keep users connected and productive while on the go.

“Devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS, as well as connected PCs from ASUS and HP that went on sale earlier this year, are ensuring that we have a robust and diverse portfolio of products to keep users connected and happy,” stated Erin Chapple, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft.

 Lenovo’s Yoga Book C930, Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, Microsoft’s Surface Go and Acer’s Predator Triton 900 have also been launched alongside the updated Windows 10 version.

“Whether it’s gaming, productivity or creativity that drives you, there’s truly a modern Windows 10 PC that will help you achieve more,” Chapple added.

Notable features coming in the next update include: a dark mode for File Explorer as well as enhancements to Cloud Clipboard and smarter update procedures that prevent restarts during undesirable time periods. Microsoft has also added an AI algorithm to better learn how people actually use their computers so that updates can be installed during times when users are away.

Since the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft has moved away from large service packs in favor of releasing two major builds each year. At IFA 2018, Microsoft has shared that the next major update will be called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

-GBO Correspondent

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