Though Windows 9 is scheduled to be launched in 2014, it will go on sale a year later that is in April 2015.  According to reports, Microsoft is planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9.

The new version will not start developing until later this spring. However, new features of it will be announced by Microsoft at Build, it is expected. “We have nothing to share at this time,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.

Windows 8, launched in 2012, earned high reputation for its ambition of bridging desktop and touch screen computing. But it got many people confused and failed to stop casual users switching to Android and iPad. As a result of which PC sales were down by 10 percent in 2013.

Microsoft is now expected a comeback and hence trying to do something different in Windows 9 to win back trust, like it did with Windows 7 after the shambles of Vista.