Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference that the next major update to Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 3 and due in September, will be called the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

If that name is underwhelming, so is the news that the rumors about separating Edge from the OS so that Edge could be updated more frequently are not true. The Windows news site Neowin, which first carried the rumor last week, got the news from Microsoft that there were no plans to separate the browser from the OS but “never say never.”

This is really a big mistake on Microsoft’s part. Edge was only getting updated with Windows updates, which were coming at a rate of once per year. That cadence was recently upped to twice per year, which is still far too rare for the browser. Google and Mozilla update their browsers every few weeks, not every few months, and that’s why they are much faster and more compatible.

The main new feature coming with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is a major overhaul to the UI, known under its codename Project NEON and now formally known as the Microsoft Fluent Design System. However, the entire planned redesign won’t launch with the Fall update, only major portions of it.



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