It is justified to say that Windows 8 has not tasted success because it did not work well with existing as well as new users. There is now a great possibility that Microsoft will soon come up with a new Windows that would be possibly called Windows 9 as the company is unlikely to come up with Windows 8.2 or Windows 8.3. Lets look at the Windows 9 expected features.
Winbeta has claimed that the company will remove the Charms bar from Windows 9. The Charms bar is the menu that comes up from the right with buttons like search, share, start and settings. Winbeta has been quoted saying, “One method that we heard about that stands out is having a button up near the window controls that once pressed, would reveal the Search, Share, Devices and Settings charms from the top of the window (there’s no need for a Start Button for desktop users in the charms.)”
It has also been rumored that Windows 9 will have an expanded Start menu. The menu will appear within a more ‘Desktop’ Start screen and in the Desktop for PC and laptops users. Meanwhile, the Start menu is likely to take over the entire Start screen for tablets and other smaller touchscreen devices.
Windows 9 is most likely to be commercially available for PCs, laptops, tablets and phones from April 2015. However, there is not much information available related to the pricing of the new Window.
The Windows 9 is likely to be equipped with a 64-bit processor, although we anticipated the same to feature in Windows 8 but we were wrong. The Windows is expected to be made cross compatible with Xbox apps, and the users would be able to pin Metro apps to the taskbar. We can also expect the compatibility of the Kinect-based 3D gestures for laptops with 3D cameras.
The Windows 9 release date is unknown but a recent report suggests Microsoft could launch the Windows 9 next month!