Microsoft's head of operating systems Joe Belifore has been
forced to admit at the Microsoft Build Conference in the USA this week that the
first version of Windows 10 will only be for PC.
This is the Company that told us that Windows 8 was going to
be a great success with its touch enabled features for tablets and smartphones...
the reality was it bombed out with consumers deserting the Microsoft OS
offering for offerings from Google and Apple. The Company then decided to
bypass a version 9 of the OS instead they headed straight to a version 10 and
even now the big software Company is struggling to deliver an OS that works
across multiple devices.
Speaking to the media at the Build 2015 conference, Belifore
said bringing the operating system to PCs was Microsoft's primary focus at this
time. He also claimed some Windows 10 features will arrive gradually, after the
planned launch date.
In other words the free version that they are set to roll
out in July is only half finished.
He said: "There are devices and features that will come
not on launch date, but following it."
"From the device view, our main focus is to kick off
the Windows 10 launch wave with a great launch on the PC. You should expect
that the other devices - phone, HoloLens, Xbox, and Surface Hub - will be
staggered, probably not on the same date as the PC."
The staggered launches are happening because Microsoft is
having to code on the fly adding features to the phone-centric version of the
OS after they've arrived within the preview builds for PC.
"Our phone builds have not been as far as long as our PC
builds," he told attendees at the conference.
"We're adapting the
phone experiences later than we're adding the PC experiences."
Belifore's comments suggest Windows 10 for other platforms
will not start arriving till the latter part of the year.
As one observer said" it's somewhat of a shame
Microsoft is unable to roll out this 'Universal' experience, well,