Lenovo may have just leaked the release date for the upcoming feature update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, by accident.
Update: Microsoft confirmed the release date on the official Windows blog:
The next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 1
The company published a press release earlier today for the Mixx 520, a 2-in-1 detachable tablet. The press release contained a footnote that listed October 17, 2017 as the day the device would be updated automatically to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version.
[...] requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which will automatically update starting October 17, 2017.
The company has since then removed the passage from the press released and replaced it with the following sentence instead:
Cortana with far-field voice-recognition technology supports up to 4 meters away and in standby mode, requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update when available.
The important bit is that the company removed the release data that was mentioned in the original release to "when available".
Lenovo did not reveal why it updated the original press release; it is possible that the date is incorrect or not set yet by Microsoft, and that the company removed it because of that. Or, and that is another possibility, it was asked to remove the information from the release.
The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 is expected to be released in September/October. October 17th, 2017 falls into the range even though it is near the end of the release date range.
Lenovo's Mixx 520 device comes with at least two features that require the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. First far-field voice recognition of Cortana, and then for the built-in WorldView camera.
With far-field voice recognition up to 4 meters, Cortana is almost always just a voice command away.6 Cortana can even help you set up your new Miix 520, using its microphone and Dolby Audio™ speakers to listen to your commands as you install your home’s WiFi network and other essentials.
Microsoft has yet to confirm a release date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Since it identifies as version 1709, many suggested that it would be released in September and not October 2017. Past releases have shown however that Microsoft might release a feature update a month later than suggested by the version. (via Win Aero)