Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,190 Reviews & Articles | 61,955 News Posts

Windows 8.1 sees new leaked version, full release in September

Windows 8.1 (or Blue) will be released in September, still no Start Bar in sight
By: Anthony Garreffa | Operating Systems News | Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:32 am

Windows 8 has been here for half a year now, and I still haven't bothered even considering to change over - with millions of others in the same position. There's now new rumors on Windows 8.1, which is set to fuse the desktop and mobile Windows worlds.




Microsoft mainly wants to do this to target Android, but I can't see how this will happen in the short term. The other news is that Microsoft is planning a September launch for Windows 8.1, but we should see a more public appearance sometime in August if everything goes to plan. New screenshots have surfaced confirming the new version is called Windows 8.1 Pro Preview, which is an interesting shift in names for Microsoft.


Should we expect no Service Pack for Windows 8, and just a shift to Windows 8.1? There are a few things to look forward to in Windows 8.1, such as 50/50 split-screen Metro app support, multi-monitor Metro app support, Internet Explorer will receive WelGL and SPDY support as well as Tab syncing, and much more. This is on top of the slew of performance increases and bug fixes we should expect from Windows 8.1.


Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!