It has been confirmed by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft that the company will be merging all the major versions of Windows into a unified operating system.
Microsoft will be streamlining the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one combined operating system. What is the benefit of such a move by the company? Nedella explained that “this means one operating system that covers all screen sizes.”
When Steve Ballmer was the head of management, the company had a number of different groups working on various versions of Windows. All the teams worked in isolation from one another. This is all to change under the watchful eye of Nadella.
The boss didn’t go into detail how Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox will become one amalgamated operating system. Nevertheless, he did point out that the new unified Windows platform will enable Microsoft to create universal Windows apps that are compatible with all iOS devices. Such a thing would greatly benefit users and developers as well as enhance ease and convenience of using Windows.
This is not a sudden action plan as Microsoft has been looking into the creation of a unified platform since April this year. During that month. the company demonstrated developer tools that will give way to creation of global apps. The change from three to one is one that has been needed by developers for a long time and will be welcomed with open arms. And it is no secret that Microsoft is trying to step away from its rival, Apple that have a system that keeps Mac OS and iOS separate.
Source: The Verge