Microsoft has a host of surprises for its fans with the Windows 10 Anniversary update, including the Redstone update coming to Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2, pegged for release in June this year. Redstone 1 is the next major Windows 10 update that will bring several new features to the OS.
Bundled with Windows Ink features, both Surface devices will run smarter than ever. Reports claim that the devices will offer better productivity features when compared to Apple’s iPad Pro and MacBook line of products.
Windows Ink will help optimize the Surface hybrid devices for stylus use. According to WinBeta, the Ink workbase is “a hub of apps that all focus on different things that a stylus can do.” In addition, the Redmond-based giant is expected to bring more improvements, higher productivity and better organization to Windows Hello, Continuum, Surface Pen and Cortana with Redstone 2 update next year.
Since the Intel Skylake powered Surface Book (check this out for offers) and Surface Pro 4 are plagued with viruses, the devices often report poor power management, heating issues and display driver crashes. It could, therefore, be predicted that the upcoming Surface units will feature better software along with enhanced hardware, reports IBTimes.
Although Apple has plans to launch its new MacBook 2016 models in June, Microsoft’s Surface devices will be a notch better with Windows 10 onboard. The interesting fact is that the OS is not solely designed for the desktop, but it can run smoothly across all platforms, reports Yibada.
Following the Windows 10 Anniversary update roll out, the rivalry between Microsoft and Apple is expected to escalate. While we are looking for the world’s two major releases in June, ZDNet reportedly hinted at the slight delay of the release of Windows 10 Redstone update with Intel Kaby Lake processor and the completion of a purported Surface phone.