Microsoft likely to unveil Windows 9 in India today

Microsoft Corp is likely to boot the next version of the Windows operating system on Tuesday. In a high-profile event, Windows 9 is being flagged off by its global chief executive officer, Satya Nadella, from no other place than his home country, India. Code named ‘Threshold’, the event raises the bar for India by several notches, catapulting it to the big league for technology launches.

Greyhound Research‘s CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia said on Tuesday Microsoft would announce that all devices below 9 inches would have free licensing of the Windows operating system, putting it on a par with Android. “Anything above 9 inches will be discounted. They are also likely to have a new strategy for device manufacturers which will help them to launch inexpensive phones like Android One.” The company is very aggressively targeting the Rs 6,000-10,000 price range of phones.

 

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