Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Release Date After Lenovo Blunder

02 September, 2017, 01:17 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Release Date After Lenovo Blunder

Global plans for Mixed Reality headsets have been pretty quiet so far, but at least there's a British price. Those headsets and motion controllers are slated to launch alongside the Windows Fall Creators Update on October 17, starting at $299.

That's £399 including the standard design motion controllers as part of a bundle, an expensive enough add-on in their own right. The biggest change? It'll give us our first taste of Windows Mixed Reality, the company's VR platform that's powered by low-cost headsets from the likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo and ASUS.

Windows Mixed Reality headsets from manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, and Dell will be available for purchase when the Fall Creators Update goes live, starting at $299. We'd certainly hope so.

Amid all the talk about virtual reality and augmented reality, Microsoft (MSFT) wants consumers to embrace "mixed reality", its take on VR technology.

It is not yet clear how Microsoft intends to push users to update, but it is popular opinion that the most secure Windows systems are typically those that are most up to date.

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It laid the foundation for a more creative operating system with the Creators Update earlier this year, but is now building on that with new 3D features, updates to media applications and gaming enhancements.

A new device, Fujitsu Lifebook P727, will be available also, but with Windows 10 S installed by default. It will even add a cloud-powered Clipboard that will sync across Windows, iOS, and Android, so you can copy from a PC and paste it on a phone.

"Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more", said Windows Chief Terry Myerson.

Since then, Microsoft has released four feature updates, with the next release expected in September, called the Fall Creators Update or version 1709. That being said, you can use a keyboard and mouse with the headset as well as an Xbox One controller so you won't necessarily have to buy the touch controllers, though there is probably going to be specific content which requires them.

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