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Why 2021 COULD FINALLY BE An Exciting Year for Windows

ByArif BacchusDecember 18, 2020

For Microsoft, 2020 Was Meant to Be a Big Year.Dual-Screen PCS Were on the Agenda, As Well as a Next-Generation Operating System Dubbed Windows 10x.But the Pandemic Hit the PC Industry Hard.

Microsoft Refocused Its Scope On the Things that Matter Most During a Global Pandemic.That’s Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, and Affordable Surfaces Like the Surface Laptop Go.

You’d Be Right to Assum Windows Had Another Ho-Hum Year.It Feels Ever True in aear when Redesigned Macos with Big Sur in Such a Visual Way, and Microsoft’s Twice-A-Year Big Windates in 2020 Inst, Patched Foced Smach

BUT 2021 HAS The Potential of Being A Huge Year for Microsoft and Windows.There’s a Lot of Great Things Ahead - And Finally - There’s a Few Big Reasons to Be Excited ABOUT THE FUTURE Of Windows.

Panay at the Helm

A Company Reorganization is Hardly a Reason to Get Excited.Usually.When it Involves a charismatic Leader Like Panos Panay, Thumb, There’s More to the Story.

Until Recently, Windows and Surface Had Always Been Two Separate Divisions at Microsoft.These Two Teams Had Different Leaders with Two Very Differets to Their Products.Panay, As the Leader of the Adventurus and Consumer-Focused Surface Products, Felt Like the AntiSis of the More Conservation Windows Leadership.

BUT In February 2020, Microsoft Put Panay in Charge of a New Team Encompassing Both Divisions That’s Known as “Devices + Windows.”

With panay at the Helm, Windows Finally Has a Shot At Being Exceting Again.While Many of the Changes are Still in the Works, Some Things are Already in Places To Some of the Moves He’s Begun to Make.

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Panay and HIS Team Made Big Behind-The-Scenes Changes to Windows Heading Into the New Year.The Insider Beta Program Was Revampeda Its Older “Rings” to Newer “Channels.”IT Now Largly Gives Us the Chance to Test Work-In-Progress Code from Microsoft, Inst, New Features Only to upcomping Windows Releases.

Microsoft Even Introdued a “Windows Feature Experience Pack” That Makes Windows a bit more Modular.IT Allows Microsoft to Push New Windows Features to Insiders, Without Having to Download A Full Operating System Update.

Those might sound like small changes, but the foundation is being laid for an exciting 2021. Panay is now the person in charge, and he appears to be bringing his enthusiastic, risk-taking to making sure Windows ditches its stodgy reputation.

Windows Will Finally Get a New Look

Why 2021 COULD FINALLY BE An Exciting Year for Windows

According to Most Rumors, 2021 seems to bear That Microsoft Will Finally Reinvest in Windows, Especially Toward the Fall and Holid Season.

Things that has not Changed Much Since Windows 10’s Release, Whiteher it’s The Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, Or File Explorer.If the Reports are true, the Things that You look at Windows EVEN WILL All Get New, More Modern Looks.

While Spring 2021 Will Still See a Smaller Windows Update Similar to this Year’s October 2020 Update, The Fall is Whin Windows 10 Will Get Its Biggest Update Yet.Rumor Has it this update is code-name “Cobalt” and Will Bring Significant Design Refreshes, Code-Named “Sun Valley.”

In Particular, Microsoft Is Hoping that Sun Valley Will Modernize Windows to Bring It Up To Speed with Other Platforms Like Macos, Chrome OS, And Ipados.All of these Operating Systems Havy Undergone Big Design Changes, While Windows 10 Remained Largely The Same.We Actually Saw Saw Some of That Work In Windows Early in 2020 with Windows 10x, But’s Sincy Been Delayed (More on that Later).

But for You and Me, Sun Valley SHOULD MEAN NEXT YEAR’S Fall Windows 10 Release Will BE Exciting.Microsoft is Known for 2-In-1s and Surface Tablets, and the Company Willia Be Making Changes that Match the Software with the Hardware.Start Menu and Action Center Cook Coupome More Touch-Friendly, We COULD See Clean Experience in Tablet Mode, and Whole Lot More.

Windows Will Get the New Look It Desperately Needs.

Fixing The App Problem

SOME of the Other Changes Coming to Windows in 2021 ALSO Go Beond Just A Fresh Coat of Paint.Windows ’App Preblem Has Been Well-Documented Over The Past Few Years, and Microsoft May Havor Change Change Changes Up Its Sleeeve.

FIRST, Microsoft Is Planning to Bring Android Apps To Windows.This Has Been in the Works for a While, But It Go a Long Way Toward Resolving the Lack of Mobile Apps in Microsoft’s Ecosystem.

While Microsoft Attempted to Push Developers to the Universal Windows Platform in the Past (and Even Now with Progressive Web Apps), It Hasn’t as Nerly as Apple as Apple -as Apple as Apple Apple as Apple Apple as ApppleThe Solution, It is Rumored, Cold Be to Finally Bring Google Android Apps to the Microsoft Store.

According to Windows Central, Microsoft’s Internal “Project Latte” is a New Software Solution to Help Appes Bring Android Apps to Windows, With No Code Changes REPIREED.It’s Apparently in the Works for NEXT YEAR and COULD Be POWERED WICE CHANGES to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Android is a Linux-Based Mobile OS).DEVELOPERS WOULD JUST NEED to Port Their Apps as an MSIX File in the Store, Though It’s Not Certain How Apps that Require Google Play Services Would Work.

In Doing SO, Microsoft Cold Open Up The Floodgates for Developers.Android Developers Woould Not to Recode Their Apps to Work in Windows.This Means That Windows Tablets, Like Surface GO 2, COULD BECOME Exceting AGAIN, HAVING ACCESS to AW LIBRARY OF Android Apps, and Not Just Windows Apps.The App Gap Problem In Windows Cold Finally Be Solved in 2021.

But itesn’t end there.When Microsoft Released the Surface Pro X, It Lacked Support for 64-bit Applications in Windows 10 On Arm.IT ONLY WOULD RUN 32-bit Apps, Which Many Developers Don’t Code for Anymore.Well, Microsoft’s finally working on 64-bit apps for Windows 10 on Arm, and it Will up Opportunites to Make The More Viable Device For Most Most Pekle To Use.

Things Like Photoshop, Or Even Design and Engineering Programs, Will Finally Be to Work on the Device, Which is Powered by Microsoft ’Custom Arm Chip, The SQ2.This is the same Thing Apple Has Done with Its M1 Macs - Optimize and Ensure All Apps Can Run on Your Devices.

Windows 10x Getting a Reboot

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The Pandemic Changed That Plan.INSTEAD, IN 2021, Windows 10x Will Be Rebooted.

According to Rumors, 2021 COULD See Two Different Flavors of Windows.You’ll See a Reborn Windows 10x That Will Come Preinstalled On New Laptops and Devices Sold by Microsoft and Its Partners.The there’s The Regular Windows 10 Versions for All Existing Laptops and Tablets.

This Rebooted Version of Windows 10x Isn’s Only Made for Dual-Screen Devices as Microsoft Originally Intended, But Also For Lightweight PCS.That’s Similar to How Chromeos Is for Cheap and Affordable ChromeBooks, As Well as Flagships Like the PixelBook Go or PixelBook.

Windows 10x Won’t Come with Support for Classic Windows 32-bit or 64-bit Apps.INSTEAD, It’s Designed to BE Lightweight and Dependant On the Microsoft Store.Microsoft Is Planning a New “Cloud PC” Service to Help Fix That, According to Windows Central.

IT Will Help Users with Low-End and Budget PCS Stream Apps from the Internet and Microsoft’s Servers Over to Their PC.This Definitely is New, and Pavs The Way for All Kinds of New Windows 10x Devices and Lower-End PCS.In an er of iPads, that COULD HELP Windows Gain Some Ground.You Suddenly Won’s Need a PowerFul PC to Run Certain Apps.You’ll Just Be Able to Stream that App Over The Cloud, Just as You Woold Watch a Netflix Series.

Bring on the Sunshine

Its Seems Certain that 2021 IS Going to be a Big Year for Microsoft.While the Majority of the Things Disced Gere Are Only Rumors, There’s a Lot of Hope that it All Holds Up to Be True.

We’re Not only Going to See Windows 10 Get a Major Design Revamp that it desperately needs, But We’ll Also See aw Flavor of Windows 10x, and New Windows Devices THAT AFFOR DESIGNED TOBFORDEBLE.

Theres Things That We Really Could Havy Used in 2020, and Microsoft Is Clearly Listening to What is Wanted and Neded from the Windows Community, and Beyond.

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