Microsoft already said it intends to launch Windows 10 this summer, but now we have a better idea of exactly when that might happen, courtesy of AMD. During the company’s quarterly earnings call late last Thursday, AMD CEO Lisa Su let slip that Windows 10 would launch in July.
“With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we’re watching, sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up,” Su said in response to a question from an industry analyst. Oops.
Su may be mistaken and Microsoft’s plans are always subject to change. Nevertheless, as a large CPU and GPU maker, AMD is likely well-informed about Microsoft’s plans.