So finally the confusion on Name as well as the Launch date has finally been cleared. Microsoft itself in a recent blog post revealed The Windows 10 April Update will be coming to public on April 30.
No one but many new features will be coming to Public, Windows Insider‘s are testing for months now.
The Windows 10 April Update will bring various features –
The introduction of Timeline with Windows 10 April Update
With the Windows 10 Spring Creators update, the support for Timeline feature goes to public. The Timeline feature was supposed to arrive with last year’s Fall Creators Update, but Microsoft didn’t feel it was ready, so it was cut from the release. Now, after months of testing, it looks like it will debut in Redstone 4.
It shows a visual timeline of the desktop, allowing the user to jump right back into what they were doing on another device – and that includes Android and iOS handsets.
Cortana improvements With RS4
Microsoft’s AI assistant will get an improved collections feature that allows users to create lists that sync between devices with the Cortana app, not just Windows PCs.
With the April 2018 Update and Cortana enabled on your Windows 10 PC, you can manage your smart home right from your PC using just your voice.
Cortana will also be involved in highlighting apps you can resume so that you can pick up where you left off on other devices.
Edge Features & Improvements
The Edge web browser is also getting a hefty amount of updates with Redstone 4, as Microsoft continues to improve its software to compete with Chrome and Firefox.
A new-look menu grants you quick access to your bookmarks, history and other essential parts of the browser, and you can now quickly pin eBooks to the Start Menu when reading them in Edge.
Edge will also be better at automatically filling in forms with your information as well, making it easier to sign up for websites and the like. It will remember your payment card details as well (but not the security code on the back), making it easier to pay online. It’s good to see these new features, which Edge’s competitors have had for a while. Better late than never.
Mixed Reality Updates & Improvements
Microsoft is adding a range of new features to its Mixed Reality platform with what’s expected from Update.
Heading up the list of improvements is a brand-new virtual environment for users to wander around. The existing Cliff House, folks can now enjoy the Skyloft with its impressive city view. Think modern super-posh penthouse apartment, basically.
Other important changes have been implemented on the SteamVR front. It includes the introduction of haptic feedback for the motion controllers in SteamVR games.
Fonts Within the Microsoft Store
Many of us have a few favored fonts, and that’s it. Those who prefer a more varied typeface, Microsoft now allows you to download new fonts from the Microsoft Store. There’s only nine or so as of this writing, but Microsoft seems to be planning to add more, just as the company has added dozens of Themes to personalize your PC.
Introduction of Windows 10 S Mode
For the longest time, Windows 10 S and Windows 10 existed independently of one another. Want to move on from the closed nature of the S-branded OS? You’d have to cough up a fee to upgrade to a full-fat version of windows.
Now, with Redstone 4, that’s a thing of the past, & you’ll be able to simply hit a button that’ll take you out of (or into) Windows 10 S mode. It lets you use the full-fat Windows 10 free of charge.
Added Support for Progressive Web Apps
The way Windows 10 looks will get a big overhaul with Redstone 4, with the ‘Fluent Design’ look. Its giving making the operating system look better than ever when the Spring Creators Update arrives.
The Microsoft Store and Microsoft’s Edge browser will also be getting some new features in Redstone 4. Most noticeably, you’ll be able to run Progressive Web Apps within Edge, & these can be installed though the Microsoft Store.
PWAs work like regular Windows apps, but being web-based means they’re lightweight and many don’t need to be installed. By making them searchable in the Microsoft Store, Microsoft is giving them equal billing as full Windows 10 apps & more apps to choose from.”
— Windows (@Windows) April 27, 2018
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Source – Windows Blogs