Microsoft could be about to give Windows 10 a major makeover.
With the tech giant set to release its next large scale update to Windows 10 later this year, a new report has given an insight into how Microsoft’s operating system may look in the future.
Earlier this week, tech site Windows Central reported on what has been codenamed ‘Project Neon’, which is said to include the all new Windows 10 design.
A slide of the new interface, which looks very different to the current version, was then seen during the Windows Developer Day livestream and quickly captured by eagle eyed Twitter user Tom Hounsell.
— Tom Hounsell (@tomhounsell) February 9, 2017
The image, which Tom posted to his Twitter account, shows some significant changes to the task bar.
The image shows Microsoft’s Groove music app without a title bar and border, suggesting Microsoft could be about to ditch both.
The slide reveals how the minimise, maximise and close buttons have been merged into the window itself, rather than being included in the title bar, for an overall cleaner and more modern look, but one which may take users some getting used to.
However, it is still not known for certain when the new interface will be available to users.
Microsoft is set to release its Windows 10 Creators update in April, which will be the next large scale update to hit Windows 10.
But Project Neon is not thought to be included in the Creators Update and will instead be officially unveiled at Microsoft’s Build conference, which is scheduled for May.
Microsoft will then start to roll out the results of Project Neon as part of its ‘Redstone’ updates which are expected later in the year.
Before that though the Windows 10 Creators Update is tipped to include a host of new useful features, including a new Game Mode to help boost power and performance of your PC when gaming.
There will also be major improvement to Cortana, the most recent of which was rumoured to allow users to control TuneIn radio and other radio apps via Microsoft’s virtual assistant.
Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to writing about tech, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and has previously written for one the UK’s leading watch and horology websites.