Future versions of Windows 10 may be named Vanadium and Vibranium


According to the ZDNet portal report, the autumn update of Windows 10 in 2019 will be called Vanadium, and the next spring update of 2020 will be Vibranium.

Microsoft plans to change the internal code names of Windows 10 versions. The new reports show that the company is pondering a new approach to naming for the following operating system releases after the 19H1 release.

Vanadium and Vibranium

The next version of Windows 10, which is currently at the testing stage, has the code name 19H1, which indicates the release date of the new version – the first two digits indicate the year number, and the H1 tag indicates that the update is expected in the first half of the year.

It seemed that subsequent releases will receive similar designations 19H2 and 20H1, but it seems that Microsoft decided to abandon them in favor of the names of chemical elements.

Future versions of Windows 10 may be named Vanadium and Vibranium

According to the ZDNet report, the autumn update of 2019 will be called Vanadium, and the next spring update of 2020 will be Vibranium (in order of chemical elements there should be Chromium, but this could lead to confusion, since this name already uses Google). For reference, vibranium (Vibranium) is a fictional chemical element from which Captain America’s shield is made.

Code names of Windows 10

The history of renaming versions of Windows 10 has been going on for a long time. Initially, the operating system was named “Threshold”, but after a couple of updates, it changed to Redstone, which was used by five different releases.

It is expected that a simplified approach with release date indicators as a code name will not be used for long – only for one update 19H1.

However, using elements as code names for their products is not a new approach for Microsoft. Surface devices were previously called Caprock, Croton and Forks, while, for example, the next Azure update is known under the code name Titanium.

Note that Microsoft can change its plans overnight, official statements from the company have not been received. However, as the 19H1 release date approaches, more information should appear because Redmond will start working on the next version of Windows 10.

Based on Softpedia


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