Bill Gates founded software giant, Microsoft has confirmed at the WinHec 2015 that the much-anticipated Windows will launch in this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world. However, the Redmond based company remains tight-lipped on the actual launch date for its much-anticipated new operating system.
Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems Terry Myerson revealed that the Redmond based company will work with three of China’s prominent software companies – Lenovo, Tencent and Qihoo 360. These three companies will be responsible for releasing free upgrades to their collective customer based.
On the other hand, Microsoft is also working with Xiaomi in a partnership that will give selected owners of its Mi 4 the chance to “help test Windows 10 and contribute to its future release later this year.” Please note that A Xiaomi spokesperson told us that this is “an experimental program entirely led by Microsoft,” It looks like Xiaomi is the controlling side in this partnership.
Microsoft previously voiced its intention to offer free upgrades to millions of customers on Windows 7 or earlier in China. The Chinese market is plagued with millions of piracy software and Microsoft intends to focus in the Chinese market.
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