Windows 8.1 AKA “Blue” to Arrive Later this Year

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(The Hosting News) – The still very young yet somewhat struggling Windows 8 operating system will soon evolve.

Initially codenamed “Windows Blue,” Windows update 8.1 will arrive sometime later this year via the Windows Store.

Microsoft’s Tami Reller made the official announcement at Boston’s JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday.

“Today, there are more devices – and choice – allowing you to pick the right Windows 8 device that meets your needs. Windows 8 provides a great experience for consuming and creating content, for both work and play and on the go. And you’ll immediately benefit from continual updates – whether it’s from app updates through the Windows Store, performance updates through Windows Update or the Windows 8.1 update later this year,” explained Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc via the Windows blog.

Upon initially describing the update in an earlier post, Microsoft noted Windows 8 had surpassed 100 million license adoptions – an impressive feat but somewhat disappointing for such a larger tech giant.

Not many details have been officially revealed regarding what exactly Windows 8.1 aka “Blue” could deliver. However, some anticipate that Microsoft will let users boot directly to the traditional desktop screen along with reintroducing the classic “start” button.

Windows 8.1 AKA “Blue” to Arrive Later this Year

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