Microsoft will launch a new Windows operating system called Windows 10Mobile that will bring a new set of user interfaces, software, and apps to Windows 10 devices.
The new operating system, codenamed Windows 10, will be available for free for consumers starting with new PCs, tablets, and smartphones in late April, the company said in a blog post.
Microsoft has long been working on a mobile operating system to bring Windows and mobile apps to new devices, but the company has been slow to release it.
The company has long offered a desktop version of Windows on a number of platforms including Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 7.
Microsoft was the first company to offer an Android-based operating system for Windows phones in 2013, but it has struggled to make a dent in the market.
Microsoft is betting that with a new mobile platform in the works, it can turn around and build a new version of the OS for Windows 10 on new devices.
It also announced the release of a new “Internetworks” service for Windows and a new Microsoft account for Windows Phone.
The first Windows 10 mobile operating systems are scheduled to launch in early 2019.