Windows 10’s next major update will arrive at the end of the year. In the meantime, we will be entitled to a small system update: Windows 10 21H1.
Microsoft has decided to officially drop the name: Windows 10 21H1 should quickly become the latest version of Microsoft’s PC operating system. Nothing too exciting though, it should be a minor update in all likelihood.
This new version was mentioned by a Microsoft employee in a message concerning the support of the system drivers, whereas the firm had refused until then to evoke Windows 10 21H1. Behind this name hides the version of Windows 10 planned for the first half of the year 2021. For several years, Microsoft has offered two updates per year for Windows 10: H1 at the beginning of the year, and H2 at the end of the year. year. Until then, the H1 update was a major update, while the H2 update only brought a few fixes and less important new features.
As rumors evoked, Microsoft would have changed its minds this year. The H1 version would therefore be a new minor update, before a more substantial change at the end of the year.
What are Windows’ plans for 2021?
Zac Bowden’s sources for Windows Central also confirm that Windows 10 21H1 will be a minor system update, like Windows 10 20H2 before it. It should therefore mainly contain fixes and very little, if not none, new.
In fact, the bulk of the Windows 10 teams are already working on the next update, which we have already talked about in the columns of Frandroid. Known under the code name Sun Valley, this update includes a major interface change and big new features for the system. We are talking in particular about the possibility of launching Android applications directly on Windows 10.
The deployment of Windows 10 21H1 would be scheduled for April. It is on this date that Microsoft will say goodbye to the old Microsoft Edge.
In the coming weeks, members of the Windows Insider program in the Dev Channel should start receiving more and more new features planned for Sun Valley. Microsoft should soon take the floor to unveil its plans in this area.