Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been trying its best to become a major player in the smartphone and tablet markets, however, this doesn’t mean the company is giving up on its bread and butter. For many years, Microsoft has relied on the power of its Windows operating system to carry the brand. While things have changed and the company has expanded into other areas, which can be seen by the success of the Xbox One, it is safe to assume that Windows will always be a big part of Microsoft.
Despite the fact that Windows 8 is still in its infancy, to a certain degree, many are beginning to look towards what Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will come up with next. In other words, when is Windows 9 going to make its debut?
While nobody knows for sure what the future holds, there are grumblings that the company could offer outsiders a first peak at Windows 8 during the company’s Build Conference this April.
Is Windows 8 Doomed?
Let’s face it: Windows 8 has been a flop since day one. There are not too many who enjoy what the operating system has to offer, which has led to tons of negative attention around what is supposed to be one of the company’s biggest assets.
For the time being, don’t be surprised if Microsoft updates Windows 8.1 in an attempt to smooth things over until the next generation operating system makes its way to the market.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is in a tough spot. On one side of things, the company doesn’t want to admit that its Windows 8 operating system is a bust. On the other side of things, it cannot afford to wait around and hope that each subsequent update is good enough to suit users.
For now, it appears that Microsoft has decided to move forward with Windows 9 sooner rather than later. We will likely learn more at the Build Conference in a few months, and for now it is believed that the next generation operating system will be launched in April 2015. This is more than a year away, but with how many issues need fixed it is safe to say that Microsoft is faced with a big challenge.
All in all, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) doesn’t have any more room for error. Windows 9 needs to be a big hit, and if April 2015 is the launch date there is no time to wait.