Microsoft currently offers three different operating systems, but this will change soon. CEO Satya Nadella promises that these are going to be merged into one.
In the past, there have been hints and rumors that Microsoft would simplify its offerings, but Nadella has now spelled it out unequivocally.
“We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes,” Nadella said.
The Microsoft chief did not go into additional details on exactly how the merger will work. One of the challenges will be supporting two very different types of processors: Windows runs on x86 chips, while Windows RT and Windows Phone use ARM processors.
Nadella also promised that this will have a positive impact on the entire Windows community.
“We will unify our stores, commerce, and developer platforms to drive a more coherent user experience and a broader developer opportunity,” Nadella said.