The new statements from Qualcomm about “a new Windows” are making headlines around the world due to the confusion it is causing regarding the possibility of the arrival of Windows 12 this year becoming more than just a tangible possibility. Despite the fact that there has been a lot of talk about it in recent months, the leaks in the past few weeks started to dismiss that possibility. Now, however, Qualcomm is bringing them back to life.
Qualcomm is currently one of the most important hardware developers in the technology sector. In fact, it is at the forefront of processors for mobile devices, whether smartphones, tablets, or even portable consoles like the ASUS Rog Ally or the Lenovo Legion Go. Therefore, its statements are always important in the industry and every assertion made by its leaders on behalf of the company is taken into account.
New Windows according to Qualcomm
As Qualcomm has stated to the Australian media PCMag, the company expects a “new Windows” for the second half of this 2024. The company refers to it as the new version of Windows, so, in principle, it does not necessarily have to refer to Windows 12, but the ambiguity and freedom of interpretation of the statements have led to the reactivation of speculation related to the possibility of Windows 12 arriving in 2024.
Anyway, it was expected that Microsoft would make a big change in Windows this year. The latest information pointed to a 24H2 version of Windows 11, but now, with Qualcomm’s latest statements, speculation gains weight again and the uncertainties increase about the change that will occur in Windows in the second half of this 2024.
Windows 11 or Windows 12
In the end, we just have to wait to find out if Windows 12 will arrive in 2024, as expected in recent months, or if, as has been rumored in recent weeks, the final novelty will be a major update for Windows 11, with profound changes but, ultimately, keeping the name without making the leap to a new Operating System.
Anyway, although it is not known whether the new Windows that will arrive in the second half of this 2024 will be Windows 11 or Windows 12, what is known is that one of the main premises of the major update will be placing Artificial Intelligence as the cornerstone of the innovations compared to the current system. In fact, since Microsoft Copilot was announced, news about this generative AI is constant in terms of advances and synergies with other company services.