The general public launch, however, won’t happen sooner than the next spring, as per the company’s typical release schedule for Windows 10 feature updates. The version number suggests the update may go love production devices based on the usual calendar in April or May.
Microsoft hasn’t commented around the current development stage of Windows 10 version 2004, however it did, however, drop some hints this update has a minimum of moved very close to the RTM phase.
Captured, sources acquainted with Microsoft’s plans established that Windows 10 version 2004 was scheduled to be finalized after December. Microsoft would then concentrate on fixes and performance improvements for the next three or four months, these folks said, because it desired to further polish the feature update before the public rollout started.
RTM build ready
Previous reports indicated the update was scheduled to be signed off on December 17. By the design of things, this did happen.
Zac Bowden of WindowsCentral says Microsoft finalized Windows 10 version 2004 earlier this month. Most likely, the RTM phase was reached as scheduled on December 17 or even earlier, however, no announcement in connection with this was made.
Then, Microsoft itself dropped a hint version 2004 was near to completion. Builds shipped to users signed up for the Windows Insider program no longer featured the preview watermark around the desktop. Microsoft specifically mentioned in the release notes of preview builds this wasn’t an indication version 2004 was finalized.
“The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer contained in this build. This doesn’t mean we’re done…” the organization said.
However, the software giant removed this mention in the latest Windows 10 preview release – build 19536 published on December 16 for that Fast ring. Probably, Microsoft will soon begin testing Windows 10 20H2 builds within the Fast ring in first weeks of 2020, with 20H1 to get further polishing in anticipation of its spring launch.