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Microsoft expected to accelerate patch schedule with Windows 10

Maria Korolov | June 11, 2015
Last week, Microsoft provided a few more details about the upcoming Windows 10 release of its operating system, and early indications are that new versions of the operating system will now be called branches, and will come out more frequently than the previous two-to-five year release cycle.

But with a 5 percent market penetration in the tablet space — and a smartphone market share half as big — it's unclear how much of a pent-up demand there is for a single operating system to rule them all.

"They're doing interesting things to consolidate the marketplace," Goettle said. "But the Windows mobile phone is not getting anywhere near the adoption rate that anyone has any huge expectations there."

 

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