Manufacturers will get Windows 8.1- the first big update to Windows 8 by late August. This announcement was made by Microsoft in their World Partner Conference (WPC). It was earlier speculated that Windows 8.1 will be released for the consumers free of cost in the later months of the year. A hard release date is yet to be announced, but it seems that more details will be following in the coming months.
Pre-loading of Windows 8.1 to the Upcoming Gadgets
Tami Reller, CMO said that the after the availability of Windows 8.1 it is meant that the updated version will be pre-loaded in the upcoming devices in the coming holiday season. Renowned PC makers like Acer and HP will be given the advancing access for testing the updated Windows version on their upcoming systems.
Features of Windows 8.1
Already the preview version of Windows 8.1 has shown that some changes done at the user interface. Moreover, other features like SkyDrive cloud syncing; built-in search and Windows app store have undergone a drastic improvement. Modern apps are getting refreshed, and the security features are also strengthened.
Windows 8.1 is going to work wonderfully on portrait view and on the small devices with the enhancement of search features.