We now know when the next Windows 10 update is coming, and if you forget, it’s right there in the name. Microsoft’s fall update to Windows 10 will be known as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It’s expected to be a collection of improvements and updates rather than any earth-shattering new features.
Microsoft made the announcement at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany, where the company also continued its tradition of highlighting exemplary PC hardware from its hardware partners. They included the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (go.pcworld.com/c630), a convertible that uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip; and the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 (go.pcworld.com/c930), an innovative dual-screen laptop. Executives also highlighted the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (go.pcworld. com/dl70) and the Acer Predator Triton 900, a gaming laptop with a pivoting hinge. Finally, Microsoft tooted its own horn, holding up the Surface Go (go.pcworld.com/gorv) as an example of on-the-go computing.
The build cycle for the October 2018 Update, also known as Redstone 5, is wrapping up. While it’s not known what the final build will be, Microsoft typically issues several rounds of bug fixes before settling on a “final” build that it decides to push to consumers. That’s where it is right now.
As for the date consumers will receive it? That’s still unknown. Microsoft originally