Last week, a report claimed that, while the first Windows 10 Redstone update remains on track for June of this year, Redstone 2 has been "pushed back" to early 2017. Today, were finding out a little bit more.
ZDNets Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Redstone 2 is slated for 2017 to coincide with new hardware releases from Microsoft. This puts things a bit more in perspective.
Last October, Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, which both used Intels brand new Skylake processors. Microsofts early adoption led to loads of problems for users that werent fixed until a few weeks ago.
While Redstone 2 is said to coincide with a hardware release, that doesnt necessarily mean that there will be no new hardware until then. Microsofts Surface (non-Pro) line of tablets is overdue for a refresh and weve also seen clues around a new Microsoft-branded flagship Windows phone.
Of course, little is still known about the features that Redstone 1 and 2 will bring. Weve seen some new features in the Insider Preview builds, but theyre all either minor features or have since been brought over to Production builds.
Rumors of what will be included in Redstone are OneDrive placeholders, Edge extensions, Universal Windows Apps on Xbox One, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One, windowed apps for Continuum for phones, and more. Of course, Microsoft is likely waiting until Build to announce some of the big features.