Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Editions [Details]

By Kamal Nayan - 14 May '15 02:46AM

Ahead of a scheduled release this summer, Microsoft has revealed names of various editions of the upcoming OS. The company on Wednesday announced 6 editions of Windows 10 operating system via its official blog, namely: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.

The company recently confirmed that the it was "on track" for the summer release of Windows 10 PCs, followed by versions for mobiles and tablets.

Notably, the Redmond-giant is yet to reveal the exact date of the release of the new OS. All it has revealed is that the new OS will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home will be the consumer-focused desktop edition and will be available for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1 devices. It will feature Microsoft's personal digital assistant, Cortana alongside the Microsoft Edge browser; Continuum tablet mode (for touch-capable devices); Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login, and will come preloaded with a range of universal Windows apps such as Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro will complement the Windows 10 edition. It's a desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1 devices. It will come with same features as Windows 10 Home; though it will include additional features for the needs of small businesses. According to the company Windows 10 Pro will be ideal for organizations supporting Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) program.

Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile is the new official name of Windows Phone platform. The OS will cater touch-based devices like smartphones and small tablets.

Full versions of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro will be available as a free upgrade to qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Notably, free upgrade is only available in the first year after launch.

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