The launch date of Windows 8.1 update is confirmed by Microsoft for 17th of October
The anticipation for the Windows 8.1, known also as Windows Blue is growing, especially after Microsoft announce the update during the special Build conference back in June. The upcoming version of the OS will arrive with tons of new capabilities, options and improvements that owners of Windows 8 running tablets will love. Some of the most interesting of them are: the returning of the Start button, new apps from Facebook and Flipboard among others, boot-to-desktop feature, improved design, user interface and search options. The Windows Store app is also improved to be more convenient for users. The presentation of Windows Blue during the Build conference grabbed the attention of users. The only question was when the update will start rolling-out to the tablets. Now we know the answer.
Microsoft has officially confirmed the official launch date of Windows 8.1 for 17 of Oct exactly at 4am PT time. The company broke the news in an official statement saying that “Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store.” In the next day, 18th of October the Windows Blue OS update will be offered internationally through retailers. The numerous innovations coming with the update promise to improve the user experience. Users will enjoy abundance of options for customization and multitasking among other features.
How curious are about the Windows Blue? Are you impatient to try it on yet? If yes, Microsoft gives you this chance with a preview version of the update, names Windows 8.1 Release preview. You can download it and install it on your tablet – here, and give it a try to satisfy your curiosity before the official launch of the update. You are welcome to share your feedback about the OS.
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Source: Windows Blog