Redstone 3 announced as the Fall Creators Update 2017
Microsoft working on the next major update for Windows 10
At the beginning of the second day of the BUILD conference in Seattle, Microsoft took the wraps of the next major update for Windows 10 devices. So far, known as Redstone 3, the official name is the Fall Creators Update 2017, which is a clear indication in what direction Microsoft is going to improve the OS. The update will improve some features introduced with the first Creators Update, but also bring new features like Fluent Design Language, Windows Story remix, Cloud Clipboard, Timeline, and more. Redstone 3 update will reach Windows 10 PCs, tablets, phones and Xbox one in late 2017.
Windows Story Remix is the evolution of the Photos app, allowing you to create stories from videos and photos, add special 3D effects and soundtracks.
Project NEON, the new design language that has already been teased to Insiders, will be called Fluent Design System. It will reach the core apps first, but the third-party developers could also update their apps with smooth animations and transparent blur elements.
Windows 10 will have a Timeline – so you can quickly restore programs and docs, while the Clipboard will be cloud-based, so you can copy text on one device, and then paste it on another.
Microsoft also announced new tools for developers to build cross-platform apps and reach a broader audience. Project Rome for iOS and Xamarin Live Player should help the iOS developers to connect their apps across devices.
Finally, Microsoft demonstrated an engineering ARM device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM. Running Windows 10 Pro, it could not only install UWP store apps, but also old Win32 apps thanks to WoW emulation. This paves the way for the ultra-mobile PC category that will succeed the current generation of phones.