It has all been the rumor mill that Microsoft will be coming in with a huge Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but no date had been set aside for this special update.
However, Microsoft has finally confirmed the official date that this update will be available to the millions who are already using this new OS. According to the Windows OS maker, the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be here as from August 2, three days after the official closure of the free Windows 10 Upgrade program.
The Redmond Company says that as of now, there already over 350 million people using the new OS. The company claims that the upcoming update will bring quite a number of innovations and new offerings, hence it is encouraging anyone who qualifies for the free upgrade to take advantage of the same before the offer ends on July 29. Alternatively, one can opt for a new Windows 10-based PC, with Microsoft promising more deals for this summer.
If you are currently using an activated version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can get the Windows 10 upgrade for free. Previously known as Redstone, the final build of the upcoming Anniversary Update has not yet been made available. In fact, it is not known when Windows 10 Insiders will be able to access this final build of the OS, but it should be very soon since the official release is just weeks away.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update to cover all devices
Some people have been worried by the speculations that the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update will only cover PC users. Well, Microsoft has quashed away these fears by confirming that the update will roll out for all devices compatible with the new Windows 10 OS, including smartphones and other devices.
Of course, there is a huge reason to get worried as far as Windows Phone users are concerned. This is true because it took Microsoft up to eight months following the release of the PC version before coming in with a Windows 10 Mobile upgrade. However, the company has made amends to this process and all devices will be receiving the update at the same time.
Despite Microsoft’s assurances, it is somehow not possible to have all 350+ million devices updated with the new Windows 10 update at once. This means that the rollout will begin on August 2, but you might see the update after a few days. Users will be notified when the Anniversary Update is ready for download.
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