Microsoft will be announcing Windows 8’s successor in April at the company’s annual Build conference, according to Paul Thurrot.
The OS is codenamed “Threshold” and is said to feature a lot of changes.
“To distance itself from the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is currently planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9. That could change, but that’s the current thinking,” Thurrott wrote.
Windows 8 has proven to be unpopular among desktop users due to the Metro UI and the company had to make some changes in the next iteration. It seems Microsoft is not confident with the Windows 8 brand anymore and looks towards Windows 9 to change its fortunes.
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