Microsoft won't bring Windows 10 to phones this summer - rollout will be after PCs

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is going to release Windows 10, its next-generation, cross-device software platform, later this summer. But don't expect it to show up on smartphones immediately. The company is focusing on getting it onto PCs first, with other devices like phones and Xbox gaming consoles to follow. "Our phone builds have not been as far along as our PC builds," Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of the operating systems group at Microsoft, said at an event at Microsoft's Build developer conference, according to The Verge. "We're adapting the phone experiences later than we're adding the PC experiences." Belfiore, speaking to the media and analysts, indicated Windows 10 will make its way onto phones later this year. 

"There are devices and features that will come not on launch date, but following it," says Belfiore. "From the device view, our main focus is to kick off the Windows 10 launch wave with a great launch on the PC. You should expect that the other devices--phone, HoloLens, Xbox, Surface Hub--will be staggered, probably not on the same date as the PC." Article

Microsoft is already planning a major feature update for Windows 10, code-named Redstone, in 2016, according to ZDNet. The software giant is planning several large updates to Windows 10 over the next few years. The company envisions the platform, with its Universal apps that can run on any device, as one of the pillars of its growth for the foreseeable future. 

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