Windows 8.1 To Be A Free Update, Due Out Later This Year

Windows 8.1 To Be A Free Update, Due Out Later This Year

Still waiting for Windows 8 to be fixed? Are you still hoping for the Start button to make its triumphant return? Well, there’s not much on the Start button, but Microsoft did mention last week that it was working on Windows 8.1, a major update for the Windows 8 OS during the JP Morgan hosted Technology, Media, & Telcom Conference. One of the big questions here are: “Is there a concrete release date for Windows 8.1?” A shake of the 8-ball will give you “No.”

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CFO Tami Reller did mention that Windows 8.1 will be a free update to Windows 8 as well as the ARM-based RT version. The update will definitely be out and about later this year with a public showing at Microsoft’s Build conference on June 26. Reller also stated that Windows 8.1 is an answer to customer feedback about Windows 8 and Windows RT which sold 100 million licenses so far according to Reller.

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 Nothing else was answered about the nature of Windows 8.1 and what else it will bring for users. It is expected that more will be revealed the closer we get to the release of the rumored 7 inch Surface tablet.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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