Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced the company will merge all versions of its Windows operating system into one. Nadella told analysts that Microsoft wants to “streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system.” This means developers will be able to make apps for one system that covers all screen sizes.
This strays away from the previous implementation under Steve Ballmer, where multiple teams were producing fragmented versions of Windows for desktops, Windows Phones and Xboxes. Now developers will be able to design universal Windows apps that work on all devices along the lines of Google’s Android model, and they should be excited about these changes.
Nadella boasted about the colossal engineering shift:
Now, we have one team with a common architecture.
via The Verge