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Windows 10 definitely in line for July landing, but possibly not for consumers

A mid-summer Windows 10 release has been all-but-confirmed by a pair of separate reports.

According to The Verge’s Tom Warren and Russia-based leaker WZor, Microsoft’s upcoming operating system will land in late July, as we expected.

However, this is where things begin to get a little murky.

Warren suggests that Windows 10 will be launched to consumers in late July, and that Microsoft considered revealing the news during its Build developer conference last month.
WZor, meanwhile, reckons late July is actually the release to manufacturing (RTM) date, when Microsoft will send the Windows code to manufacturers, who will then pre-install it on their devices.

Historically, Windows has been released to users around three months after the RTM release.

We first got wind of a late July Windows 10 release from AMD CEO Lisa Su back in April, who also hinted that the release was partly to get ahead of the lucrative return-to-school period.

Microsoft has hailed the OS as its “most comprehensive platform ever,” and has equipped it with a raft of brand new features. These include Microsoft Edge, the return of the Start Menu, universal apps and aggressive emojis.

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Windows 10 Mobile, meanwhile, will land later on in the year, but Microsoft has been keeping very quiet on this front.