Microsoft is committed to Windows 10 update cycle with two
different releases every year, in April and October. So the
Redstone 5 update is likely to be finalized in September and
it’ll be rolled out to the general public in early October.
Obviously, the insiders already have access to new features.
Today, Microsoft has released a new update for the Windows
Insiders and it advances the system enrolled in the Fast Ring
to Build 17741. Windows 10 Build 17741 has confirmed that
the Redstone 5 update could be labelled as version 1809.
Windows 10 version 1809 naming suggests that Microsoft
might wrap up its development in September with an October
release likely to follow. For those unfamiliar, the first two
digits represent the year and the last two are an indicator for
the month – for Redstone 5 it’s September.
Windows 10 Redstone 5 (version 1809) is in the final
development phase and it will hit the RTM status in
Microsoft has already started thinking of names that could be
used when Windows 10 version 1809 is ready.
By the looks of things, Redstone 5 (version 1809) could launch
as “Windows 10 October 2018 Update.” It’s not a fancy name like
Creators Update, but it makes more sense considering the update
cycle. For example, the current release is called Windows 10
April 2018 Update so it certainly makes sense for the
Redmond-based tech giant to consider “October 2018 Update” as
the final name.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update and version 1809 naming scheme
help both Microsoft and users easily determine the OS version
they are running.
While it’s almost confirmed that the next version of Windows 10
is 1809, but the company hasn’t confirmed the official name of
the Redstone 5 update yet. October 2018 Update is a placeholder
and further changes can be made overnight at any point.
Given that we are getting closer to the public release of next
Windows 10 update, the first references to the OS name in the
official documentation could be discovered soon.