The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 are heavily speculated devices at present. Both the devices are expected to arrive with Windows 10 Redstone 2 preinstalled.
Microsoft had released Windows 10 edition for desktops in July last year. It is expected to bring new features and enhancement to Windows 10 through Redstone updates. The Redmond giant is expected to release Redstone 1 update by July this year. The Windows 10 Redstone 2 update is speculated to be available by spring 2017, ZD Net reported.
Microsoft is expected to bring overhaul improvements to Windows Hello, Cortana, Surface Pen and Continuum with Redstone 2 update next year. The new features of Windows 10 in 2017 will be used to showcase its new hardware like Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2.
The Intel Skylake powered Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices are plagued with issues like poor power management, display driver crashes, and heating issues. Hence, Microsoft will be working on not only providing its Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 devices with better software but also improved hardware. Rumors are rife that these upcoming devices will be powered by Intel Kaby Lake processors that will be available by the end of this year.
In October last year, Microsoft had announced several products like Band 2 Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Since Microsoft is speculated to unleash Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 in Spring 2017, does it mean that the company won’t release any major device this year?
Other rumors suggest that Microsoft may release new variants for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book this year. It is also expected to release devices like Surface Phone and Surface 4 later this year. In July, it is expected to release Windows 10 Redstone 1 update. Speculations indicate that it will be released as “Windows 10 Anniversary Update.”