Windows 10 May Update 2020 delayed: when it arrives

According to the latest rumors, the May core update for Windows 10 will arrive with a bit of a delay: here's when it will be available

It was supposed to be the April Update 2020. Then, due to coronavirus, it became the May Update 2020. Now it's in danger of becoming the June Update 2020. We're talking about Windows 20H1, that is, the first major semi-annual update of this year's Microsoft operating system.

A few days ago, in fact, Microsoft released a small unplanned update. The Redmond-based company has not specified any date for the release of the final April/May Update build to the general public, but rumor has it that there will be an additional delay because a major security vulnerability has popped up that needs to be fixed, before proceeding to the release of the semi-annual update. If before the date of May 12 was assumed, then, now it is almost certain that Microsoft will not present Windows 10 20H1 by that day. The only certain things, in this matter, are two: the first is that at the moment there are only rumors and no official news, the second is that Microsoft is now increasingly struggling to meet the official deadlines for semi-annual updates.

Windows 10 20H1: the timeline

The rumors that would seem more credible predict a release of the May update between May 5 and May 28. On May 5, Microsoft would release it to OEMs, that is, computer manufacturers who install the operating system already at the factory. Then, on May 12, the May Update would be distributed to developers for the last tests while end users would have to wait until May 28. If these dates will be respected, then, the "May Update" by a hair will not become "June Update".

Windows 10 20H1: what's new

The May update of Windows 10 should bring several interesting news for both users and developers. For the former, there will be the spin-off of Cortana, which will become a standalone app based on artificial intelligence. Then there will be the new file indexing algorithm, which will be less cumbersome for older computers without an SSD drive. Finally, there should also be a simplified pairing procedure for Bluetooth devices. For developers, however, the main novelty will be the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, that is, a new native Linux "engine" to run on Windows 10 much better, and with more features, including apps written for the operating system conceived by Linus Torvalds.