Microsoft has revealed some Windows 12 features

At Qualcomm event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and head of Windows + Devices Pavan Davuluri briefly talked about the future of "Windows 12", the next major release of the OS. Obviously, the discussed features are related to the announced Snapdragon X Elite with NPU, and AI.

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While there were no mention of "Windows 12" itself and no screenshots, Microsoft has announced the following features the OS will receive.


  • The user interface of operating systems and people's interactions with applications will undergo a fundamental transformation as a result of artificial intelligence.
  • The Copilot assistant helps in reasoning and creating various things. With the reasoning engine and a natural user interface developers can create a new generation of software of nearly all types.
  • The future versions of Windows will heavily rely on hybrid computing. While certain AI functions will be processed locally using NPUs, more complex tasks will get additional computing power from the cloud.
  • A brand-new generation of computers embedded with artificial intelligence is presently being developed.
  • Copilot works just like the Start button. Simply opening it and stating your desire is enough. Copilot will either respond to your query or open the desired application.
  • Hybrid AI apps will have the ability to offer improved levels of privacy, cost reduction, reduced latency, optimized performance, and personalized experiences.
  • The use of hybrid computing will aid Microsoft in cutting server costs and minimizing its carbon footprint.
  • Microsoft aims to establish Windows as the operating system with the most advanced capabilities for working with artificial intelligence.
  • In the future, AI will be capable of managing many various apps, services, and devices, acting as an assistant that can establish and maintain context across all work tasks. Perhaps Microsoft Copilot will have the ability to learn user habits and become an even more useful tool.
  • Snapdragon X Elite and Windows 11 will deliver faster performance, and application emulation will be more efficient.
  • Microsoft is highly confident that the majority of top applications will seamlessly run either natively or through efficient emulation on the Snapdragon X Elite.

Speaking about the Snapdragon X Elite chip, we will soon see devices with it from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Honor, Lenovo, Samsung, Xiaomi and Microsoft Surface. All these vendors are already preparing their devices on the new Snapdragon X Elite from Qualcomm.

Maybe Microsoft's Surface Pro 10 and Laptop 6 will be powered by the newest SoC. There's also a change that these devices will have Windows 12 preinstalled next year.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Microsoft has revealed some Windows 12 features”

  1. “The user interface of operating systems and people’s interactions with applications will undergo a fundamental transformation as a result of artificial intelligence.”
    Uuuuuugh. Just when Windows 11 is finally becoming some-what usable 2 years after release, they wanna change everything again.

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