Microsoft has finally set a release date for its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and that is October 17th. The next big version of Windows 10 has been in testing for majority of this year and it is expected to follow the same pattern seen in previous updates: the final build will be rolled out to members of the Windows Insider program sometime in September, then it will hit Windows Update and will be gradually available to everyone.
The biggest reason to look forward to the latest update is that it opens up support for virtual reality headsets with Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform. Acer, Dell, Lenovo, and HP will also start shipping headsets on the same day, with prices starting at $299.
Other features of the Fall Creators Update are seamless OneDrive integration, the ability to pin contacts to the taskbar, a beta of eye-tracking-based navigation and an all-new searchable emoji keyboard.
Microsoft had planned some other big features for the update, but ended up delaying most of them. Windows 10’s new Timeline feature has been cut and a universal clipboard feature for copying data between phones and PCs has also been delayed.
Company is currently finalizing the Fall Creators Update. After this update, Microsoft is moving on to its next major Windows 10 update, which is code-named Redstone 4.