Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud Updates: Upcoming OS To Take On Chromebook OS
Jan 31, 2017 08:34 AM EST
Chromebooks' operating system has always been praised for its streamlined features and simplified functionalities, a combination that is now dubbed to be the OS to beat in the market. So much so that it is now reportedly inspiring the development of one of its closest rivals — Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud.
Digital Trends reported that Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud won't just be heading for a streaming operating system. Accordingly, the forthcoming platform is now being polished to rival Google's Chrome operating system in its popular Chromebooks. At the moment, Chromebooks are relying on web-based apps that are both functional for online and offline uses.
Meanwhile, the Chrome OS is currently acclaimed for its fast and light user-friendliness and is statistically more popular among the educational and mainstream markets. At some point, it was reported that the OS has topped all available OS in the competition. On the other hand, Microsoft is ensuring that its upcoming OS will go with the similar route.
Microsoft WIndows 10 Cloud is reportedly going to be compatible only with the Universal Windows Platform apps that are available through the proprietary Windows Store. On the other hand, the usage of "Cloud" in its branding has also taken the interest of some tech enthusiasts. It could be that the reference is included to qualify its upcoming product with its lightweight design while depending on its apps that only reside in the "Cloud". Moreover, the name may also be the version to be distinct from its previous releases of Windows.
Previously rumored to roll out alongside the full-blown Windows version, Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud is reportedly coming with a "shell" that should enable the OS to work across all the firm's devices. GSMArena has shared that the OS may be shipped off around April this year when the Windows 10 Creators Update commences its release.