Some More Windows 9 Rumors: Interactive Icons, One Click Upgrades and More
We all want to know more about the upcoming iteration of Microsoft’s OS. Threshold, as it is being called, the upcoming version of their operating system is expected to usher the users into a newer dimension of operating systems – though it will have to wait until the official preview before we can actually see how they plan on doing so. However, the rumor mill is running fast and here we are with another scoopful of Windows 9 rumors.
First off, the most important speculation we have come across today is that Microsoft is going to get rid of what is not needed with regards to the user interface. To be more specific, WinBeta has claimed that the user interfaces for different platforms will have a clear division between them based on the needs of the user. For instance, if there is a device that doesn’t need a desktop, it won’t have one.
They also went on to say that as far as the devices with desktop are concerned, you should expect a very modern UI when the operating system releases. The UI, being Start Screen and related apps, will bring you a functionality that lets the new Start menu work just like the Start Screen. This will make it much more at home with devices like Surface Pro 3.
However, it is being feared that there might not be full screen apps included in the OS (Metro Apps), however I doubt that because these apps have been quite popular and successful in the recent times. Not to forget their performance on OS X.
The next in the list of Windows 9 rumors, is that the Start Screen tiles (the icons we see) are going to be a lot more interactive than we have them on the Windows 8.x versions. We might be able to interact with the tiles a bit more without having to launch the application itself.
Moreover, the UI is going to bring you a notification center which makes more sense as you would want to stay updated every time. Last but not the least, the customization options of the current versions are going to be built upon and you will be provided with better customization options.
We might also see an improvement in the way the systems are upgraded. There is a chance that a one click upgrade feature is to be introduced so that you can easily transform the OS from one build into the next. This will further aid Microsoft’s policy of rapid releases and regular improvements. Also, it is high time that we got rid of the hassle that everyone has to face in order to get the next versions of the windows.
Do you have any more of the Windows 9 rumors that we didn’t share?
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