Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is getting closer to a widespread rollout. Today the tech giant said it will become available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.

The operating system will come packed with several recently announced features, including the Windows Hello authentication system, according to a statement Microsoft issued today.

Microsoft first unveiled Windows 10 in September.

Also today, Microsoft announced several partnerships in the Windows 10 launch. Lenovo, Qihu 360, and Tencent are on board, according to today’s statement. The companies will be providing free upgrades to consumers.

Xiaomi will also give some Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone users an opportunity to test out the new operating system, Microsoft said.


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