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Has Microsoft China just accidentally revealed the Windows 10 logo?

Microsoft Windows 10’s logo may have been accidentally outed by the company’s Chinese arm just 28 days before the company plans to official unwrap the new version of Windows.

A post on the Microsoft China Weibo page, reported by CN Beta, showed a number nine made up of Windows tiles that have become a familiar feature of recent versions of the OS with the word Windows written underneath.

The leak holds added significance as Microsoft still hasn’t confirmed what it is calling the new OS version that has been nicknamed “Threshold” for some time and this would seem to confirm that it is going to stick to the numbering used by its two predecessors.

Related: What you can expect from Windows 9 (codename Threshold)

Developers will be able to get hands on the new OS version later this month when it releases it to manufacturers and developers on 30 September and there are a great deal of rumours that Microsoft will offer it as a free upgrade to Windows 8 owners, when it is released next year.

Some of the features that it expects to include are the ability to boot directly to desktop instead of the modern interface, the return of being able to shut down the machine and it’s likely to have deep integration with Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant.

As well as bringing back the start menu it is also set to give the UI a fresh lick of paint to differentiate it from Windows 8 and it’s almost nailed on that there will be yet more changes before it finally reaches consumers at some point in the next 12 to 15 months.

Jamie is a freelance writer with over eight years experience writing for online audiences about technology and other topics. In his time writing for ITProPortal he wrote daily news stories covering the IT industry and the worldwide technology market, as well as features that covered every part of the IT market, from the latest start ups to multinational companies and everything encompassed by the IT sector. He has also written tech content for our sister publication, TechRadar Pro. Jamie has since moved into sports betting content and is Content Manager at Betbull.