Microsoft to remove ‘Windows’ branding from apps that require it
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Microsoft is changing the way it describes its Windows operating system, the company said on Tuesday, changing its branding to “universal apps”.
The move will allow apps to include Windows 10 apps, even if they do not need it to run.
Microsoft is working on a new name for the operating system that will be announced at its Build developer conference next week, and it has previously been called Windows.
Microsoft is changing how it describes the Windows operating process, which is why the company has historically used the term Windows to refer to all of its software.
In January, the software giant said it would not change the Windows branding because of concerns that the change would lead to confusion.
In an update on Tuesday night, Microsoft said it is changing Windows to Universal apps.
Universal apps are designed to run on any modern Windows operating platform.
Microsoft will now call them Windows Universal Apps and they will be included in all future versions of the Windows OS.
The company will also add Windows 10-specific apps to the list of Universal apps that will automatically install once installed.
Universal apps are meant to be the core of all future Windows OSes and are a key part of Microsoft’s push to make the operating systems more secure.
Microsoft says Windows 10 Universal Apps will be built into the operating-systems next release, but it has not yet made them available for users to install or install themselves.
Microsoft is changing the way it describes its Windows operating system, the company said on Tuesday, changing its branding to…