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Windows 10 October 2018 update may be finalized soon as Microsoft releases new preview build

The new Windows 10 build is from the 19H1 branch.

  • Published: September 27, 2018 3:39 PM IST
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When Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015, it marked a significant change in the company’s Windows line-up of operating systems. Since then, Microsoft has released a total of five updates for Windows 10. And it seems that the next one – October 2018 update – is almost ready to be seeded to users.

Microsoft has released a new preview build for Windows 10 users. While it contains just the usual bug fixes, there’s one thing to note here. As noted by VentureBeat, the build is from the 19H1 branch, which means it’ll arrive in the first half of next year (according to Microsoft’s numbering convention, builds are designated as AABB, with AA denoting the year and BB signifying the month). This could mean that the company is almost done finalizing the October 2018 update, which may launch as soon as next month.

The report further states that October 2018 update will bump Windows 10 (stable release) to version 1809. It’s worth mentioning that the build that Microsoft has seeded (19H1 branch) bumps that branch to version 18247, up from version 18242. As is the case with all preview builds, the build has a few issues, so the company has advised against installing it on daily-driver PCs.

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In related news, Qualcomm is reportedly working on a next-generation SoC that will power Windows 10-based ‘Always Connected’ PCs. The SoC is expected to be “a massive step up” from the current generation of processors for Qualcomm when it comes to performance.

  • Published Date: September 27, 2018 3:39 PM IST