Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella once claimed that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows. The executive may not have been entirely honest, as Microsoft published a new animated clip today for its upcoming Windows event that seems to imply its new operating system will be called Windows 11. (Despite the Windows logo comprising four separate panes, two bars of light of created, which allude to the number 11.) Popular leaker Evan Blass also seems convinced that Microsoft is developing a completely new version of Windows that will boast a new and higher number.
From the "Don't take screenshots of this build" department: a forthcoming Microsoft OS called Windows 11.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 3, 2021
I haven’t been this excited for a new version of @Windows since Windows 95! Although I don’t remember the box being that big. Make sure you save the date for June 24! #MicrosoftEvent https://t.co/j80Sh9rwos pic.twitter.com/XgfEI2qxqG— Yusuf Mehdi (@yusuf_i_mehdi) June 2, 2021
Microsoft’s Windows event also starts at 11AM ET, not the usual start time for typical Windows and Surface events. Following the event invite, Microsoft exec Yusuf Mehdi said he hasn’t “been this excited for a new version of Windows since Windows 95!” It’s the first time we’ve heard Microsoft specifically mention a “new version” of Windows is on the way.