Windows 10 October 2018 Update Hits RTM, Public Release Tipped For Next Week

We've talked several times about the coming Windows 10 feature update set to land in October that has the code name Redstone 5. That update is officially called the October 2018 Update, and sources are claiming that Microsoft has finished the update and it has been signed off on internally as RTM or Release to Manufacturing. It's about time considering we are down to the last few days of September and October will soon be upon us.

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Word is that Microsoft is targeting the first week of October for the rollout of the update, possibly on a Patch Tuesday. That could mean we will see the update in less than a week. This launch could all go up in smoke if there are any last minute issues found. Finding a bug severe enough to stop the rollout of an update isn't uncommon; this exact thing happened to Microsoft in April of this year when a major bug was found in the Windows 10 feature update that delayed the launch by a few weeks.

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With Microsoft done with the October update, its attention will turn to getting the next big update ready. That next update is expected in April 2019 and is codenamed 19H1.

As for what you can expect to see added in the Windows 10 October update when it lands, one of the biggest improvements that Windows users are looking forward to is the inclusion of an AI to stop Windows from updating when you are working. Any PC user knows the pain of turning your back on your computer only to turn around to Windows shutting down to apply updates.

Another big feature that Microsoft will add to Windows is the much talked about and anticipated Your Phone. That feature will allow iOS and Android users to access phone information from their PC. Android users will get lots more functionality than iOS users thanks to Apple's closed ecosystem. Android users will be able to share their latest photos and down the road answer calls and texts directly from their PC. iOS users, however, will only get to share websites between their iPhone and PC.