Microsoft’s new Windows 10 set to include facial recognition features, will be released in a few months.
No precise date has been given for the launch of the operating system, which will power PCs, smartphones and also devices like bank machines and medical equipment.
Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson said that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.
A new version of Windows for small footprint IoT (Internet of Things) devices will be available for free when Windows 10 launches.
Windows 10 will offer versions of Windows for a diverse set of IoT devices, ranging from powerful devices like ATMs and ultrasound machines, to resource constrained devices like gateways.
Microsoft is working with fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to test Windows 10 on its devices.
The US tech giant also announced partnerships with Chinese-based Tencent and Lenovo to help customers in China upgrade to Windows 10.
The new software will allow users to sign in to a device without a password by using biometrics, including facial recognition.