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Microsoft working on Windows Treshold update, part of the unification of three OS.


Microsoft reportedly working on its newest major upgrade to the Windows OS, codenamed as “Threshold”, which will bring a single unified app store for all Windows platforms.

Microsoft borrowed its name "Treshold" from the Xbox’s flagship “Halo” series.
Microsoft borrowed its name “Treshold” from the Xbox’s flagship “Halo” series.

Its known that many Windows 8 users are yet to update their OS to Windows 8.1 and came the news of new major update is in works. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet reports that Microsoft’s executive vice president, Terry Myerson has revealed this info to employees via a internal email, which also points that the rumored unification of the platforms can occur as the universal app store for all Windows platforms. Even the developer friendly tools will be added in the operating system to create more apps easily.

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The Threshold update will be released to Windows desktop OS, Windows Phone mobile OS and Xbox One gaming console OS. Microsoft also working on “Cortana” project, which is the software giant’s answer to the Apple “Siri”.

You should recall the recent statement of Julie Larson-Green, head of devices at Microsoft, which said that the Future of Windows “will not have three operating systems”, which speculated that the Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone could be officially merged to become “the one”.

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