Windows 8.1 “Blue” launches in June, will be a free update
Microsoft is finally revealing more exact detailes for the first major update to Windows 8, which was codenamed Windows Blue.
According to a event at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared confirmed that the update previously referred to as “Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store.
Tami also reaffirmed Microsoft’s goal of “delivering continual updates to create a richer experience for Windows customers. Windows 8.1 is part of that and continues the journey we first began with Windows 8 last fall”. In Windows 8.1 Microsoft hopes to “deliver the experiences customers— both consumers and businesses alike —need and will just expect moving forward” this according to a post on the official blog.
Microsoft also confirmed that there are over “70,000 apps in the Windows Store” mentioning big names like (Twitter, eBay, Netflix, CNN and games like Temple Run: Brave, Bejeweled LIVE and Angry Birds Star Wars). Microsoft then mentioned that the company will have “more to share about Windows 8.1 in the coming weeks” adding “We will also be making a public preview of Windows 8.1 available starting on June 26, timed with the Build developer conference in San Francisco. The preview will be available for Windows 8 and Windows RT”.
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