Windows 12 might be released In 2024
With Windows, Microsoft is making a significant shift, adopting a new strategy that involves releasing a brand-new version of the desktop operating system every three years, with smaller and more frequent feature updates in-between. Zac Bowden of Windows Central(opens in new tab), who is well-connected at Microsoft and has in the past provided trustworthy leaking, is said to have spread the word about the switch to a new engineering timetable.
As previously stated, according to the theory of what will occur in the future, Windows will have a three-year release cycle. As Windows 11 was released in 2021, this would indicate that a brand-new Windows – possibly Windows 12 or something completely different – would be released in 2024 (Windows 24? Windows XXIV? Windows OS, eh? After that, a different iteration will appear in 2027, and so on (unless Microsoft changes its mind, which is a fair bet, at some point, if the recent form is any indication).
The present version of Windows will be continuously updated with new capabilities throughout any given year because Microsoft obviously doesn’t want to go back to the not-so-good-old days of having to wait forever for new features to appear with a fresh incarnation of Windows. Microsoft will therefore provide minor feature updates every few months, up to four of them annually, rather than a major feature update once a year, according to Bowden.
Since this circumstance won’t apply until the next year, we’ll still receive the Windows 11 22H2 update, also known as Sun Valley 2, later this year, but Sun Valley 3 has reportedly been shelved. Instead, starting in 2023, we’ll switch to smaller feature updates dubbed “Moments,” or at least that’s what it appears to be named in the working title. These upgrades will be released around once per quarter.